By Kelsie Hoitomt
GLENWOOD CITY – On Sunday morning September 9, Chief of Police Robert Darwin was driving in his police car by his home when he saw a 17 year old male, Tre Kenley Otto, walking.
When Otto noticed the police car he began to walk faster away from Darwin and that is when Darwin decided to make contact with him near 4th and East Walnut Street.
The male released his first and last name, but would not give any further information so Darwin asked him to stand by the police car.
As Darwin went to put his hand on Otto’s arm to stop him from running away, that is when Otto turned and proceeded to assault Darwin, knocking his taser, radio and sunglasses off.
Otto then proceeded to put his hands around Darwin’s neck and choke him.
“It was near Jordan Logghe’s house and he saw what was happening and came to my rescue,” shared Darwin.
Otto was then handcuffed and sent to jail.
Otto has been charged as an adult. He is charged with battery to a law enforcement officer, two counts of resisting and obstructing an officer, disarming a police officer, one count of criminal damage to property and one count of disorderly conduct.
Otto was also found in possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Otto is still in custody with a $1500 cash bond posted.