Man pulls knife on deputy outside of Evansville courthouse

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A Bloomington man is accused of threatening a deputy with a knife and trying to grab another deputy’s taser outside of the Evansville courthouse.

It happened just before Noon.

Abraham Loganray, 26, is charged with disarming a law enforcement officer, intimidation with a deadly weapon, resisting law enforcement, and disorderly conduct.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy assigned to the courts building responded to a report of a vehicle parked on the sidewalk near the Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union Plaza building.

The vehicle was empty so, the deputy went inside the building to find the owner.

According to the deputy, Loganray admitted to owning the vehicle, but quickly left the building despite the deputy asking him to stop.

The deputy followed him outside and ordered him to stop again.

Loganray allegedly shined a flashlight into the deputy’s eyes and removed a knife from his pocket, opened it and began waving it around.

The deputy pointed his gun at Loganray and asked him to drop the knife.

The sheriff’s office says Loganray closed the knife and got into his vehicle.

The deputy tried to get Loganray out of the car as he started the engine.

More deputies arrived to help.

During the struggle, Loganray is accused of grabbing another deputy’s taser and trying to remove it from their holster.

Loganray struggled during the arrest, refusing to be handcuffed and forcefully preventing his hands from being placed behind his back, according to sheriff’s deputies.

Loganray was eventually handcuffed and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail. He has minor abrasions and contusions as a result of the struggle.

Loganray’s being held without bond.

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(This story was originally published on July 15, 2019)

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