Brooks Nawman

Springfield man accused of fighting with deputy

Clark County jailers alleged a man fought with deputies and wouldn’t obey their commands.

Brooks Nawman, 33, was in the Clark County Jail on Sunday, July 23, on a charge of obstruction when he allegedly began kicking the window to his cell.

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“As Deputy Moses Young opened the door, Mr. Nawman jumped down off the bench and came over to the door stating that he wanted his phone call,” according to court records.

The deputies informed him that he would need to calm down before getting the phone call, the report says. Nawman asked deputies if they would allow him to die on the floor and then took off his shoes.

“He replied by removing his shower sandal from his foot and wiping it across my left foreman,” Deputy Douglas Six wrote in the court records.

The deputies said they tried to calm Nawman down but said he refused to follow their orders and allegedly started to fight the deputies.

“He then rushed at me and grabbed hold of my arms and we went to the ground,” Six says in the report. “Deputy Young engaged us, physically attempting to gain control of Nawman and restrain him but he would not comply.”

Six said he used his pepper spray on Nawman but it had no effect. It took several deputies to get him under control, the affidavit says.

Nawman was charged with assault on a police officer. He pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday and his bond was set at $5,000.

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