Arrested man assaults 3 deputies

A Jacksboro man picked up for a criminal mischief charge ended up assaulting three Jack County sheriff’s deputies before they got him in a cell.

Sheriff Tom Spurlock said on the evening of January 31, Deputies David Vanderkaay and Joe Siskar helped Jacksboro Police Department Sgt. Lillian Gehrlein serve a warrant for Charles Pack, 32, on North 8th Street.

Pack attempted to leave through the back door while the officers were at the front, but was stopped by Siskar and brought around.

After being handcuffed, Pack became highly agitated and verbally abusive. In the police car, he slipped his handcuffs to the front of his body. When Siskar tried to get his arms back behind him, Pack jerked his arms and legs scraping Siskar with the cuffs in the process.

While on the way to the jail, he pulled his arms back to the front of his body and started to spit. When Pack was being taken from the back seat of the police car, he became agitated and uncooperative. During a pat down search, he turned around and made an aggressive move toward Jack County Jail Lt. Brian Newby and then tried to crawl through the pass through window in the safety vestibule and had to be pulled out of it injuring jailer Rodney Robinson’s hand.

As officers were escorting Pack to a cell, he placed his feet on both sides of the door and pushed back shoving Deputy David VanderKaay into a cinder block wall injuring his head before he was placed into the cell.

Siskar and Robinson were treated for abrasions at Faith Community Hospital and released. VanderKaay received a CT scan of his head and was released. He went back to the hospital two days later for rib pain and was found to have dislocated ribs and a shoulder. 

Spurlock said all officers are doing well and back to work.

Pack was filed on for three aggravated assault on a public servant charges, third degree felonies, and a bond was set at $50,000 on each, in addition to the original criminal mischief, class A misdemeanor charge.

As of Tuesday afternoon, he had not bonded out of jail.

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