Pasco man accused of ruckus in Hernando courtroom

BROOKSVILLE — After a judge in a Hernando County courtroom told a Dade City man there was a warrant out for his arrest, the 27-year-old attacked law enforcement officers, a report states.

Arthur Herman Wick cursed and swung his arms at officers as they tried to restrain him Thursday, the report said, striking security officer Richard Clemens in Circuit Judge Stephen Rushing's courtroom.

Wick was wanted for grand theft because he was accused of stealing a shed, gate and water-holding tank from a woman's property in Ridge Manor.

The report said Wick struggled with officers and even spit on one as they took him to a vehicle for transport to the Hernando County Detention Center. On his way, he kicked and damaged the metal partition in the middle of the vehicle.

When told he was being charged with several counts, including battery on a law enforcement officer, the report said Wick replied with an expletive.

Pasco man accused of ruckus in Hernando courtroom 02/11/11 [Last modified: Friday, February 11, 2011 6:08pm]

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