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New Castle man arrested for battery, multiple warrants

Courier-Times Staff Report

A New Castle man with a lengthy criminal history is in jail again after an incident in Blountsville.

Henry County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded a call early Wednesday morning of a man allegedly trying to touch a juvenile inappropriately.

According to court documents filed Thursday, the officers arrived on the scene to find a man, identified as Mitchell Buck, 28, yelling in the street.

The responding officer reported smelling “an odor commonly associated with an alcoholic beverage” on Buck’s breath.

The deputy claimed he heard Buck yelling threats at another man as the deputy placed Buck in the back seat of his patrol car.

The sheriff’s deputy reported the other man had blood on his forehead, a blood blister or bruise under his eye and red marks on his cheek near his ear.

While the deputy was talking to other witnesses, Buck allegedly began kicking the inside of the patrol car. The deputy reported the vehicle’s printer and inverter were damaged.

Buck was recuffed and placed in leg shackles “to deter him from kicking,” the report stated.

Buck allegedly blew a 0.013 during a preliminary blood test.

The Henry County Prosecutor’s Office filed formal charges Thursday of Class A misdemeanors intimidation, battery resulting in bodily injury and resisting law enforcement and Class B misdemeanors battery, criminal mischief and public intoxication.

Buck pled not guilty during his intial hearing Friday morning.

His pretrial conference is April 16 and his bench trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 18.

Police records indicate there was a protective order against Buck on Oct. 30, 2018. At the time of his arrest, he also allegedly had active warrants from Henry County and Delaware County courts.

Records indicate Buck had previously been served warrants for criminal trespass, strangulation, failure to comply, residential entry, escape and domestic battery.

His record also showed several arrests for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, probation violation, contempt, resisting arrest, intoxication, theft and minor possession of alcohol.

Buck has been listed as “possible suspect” or “possibly involved” or “involved” with burglary, harassment, battery and fraud, as well.