Man Who Allegedly Spit On Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Battery
By Travis Thayer
David James Chalk Jr. Photo by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department.
(Aurora, Ind.) – A man is behind bars after allegedly spitting on a Dearborn County Sheriff’s deputy.
David Chalk Jr. was arrested on October 4 and charged with Battery (Public Safety Official) (Level 6 felony), Resisting Law Enforcement (Class A misdemeanor), and Disorderly Conduct (Class B misdemeanor).
According to a probable cause affidavit, a uniformed patrolman with the Aurora Police Department was speaking with a Dearborn County Sheriff’s deputy during the Aurora Farmers Fair when they both engaged in a conversation with Chalk, who was recognized from prior run-ins with law enforcement.
During the conversation, police say Chalk began to approach law enforcement while raising his voice and screaming obscenities.
Police asked Chalk to walk away multiple times before he allegedly spit on the present deputy. While being placed under arrest, police say Chalk pulled away aggressively. He was eventually wrestled to the ground and taken into custody.
Chalk is currently lodged in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center.