Charges filed against man who tried to disarm Michigan City police officer
By Maria Amante email@example.com | 648-3072 June 25, 2012 1:36PM
Daniel Sherrod, 20 of Michigan City. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 26, 2012 12:50AM
MICHIGAN CITY — A man who was shot by police Wednesday evening after fleeing the scene of a traffic stop has been charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors.
Daniel Sherrod Jr., 20, of Michigan City, attempted to disarm a Michigan City Police officer after he was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over Wednesday night for a traffic violation.
Sherrod fled the scene of the traffic stop on foot as an officer pursued him. He ran into an unlocked, occupied residence in an apartment complex, where he and the officer, Michigan City Police Patrolman Ron Skibins, a 6-year veteran of the force, got into a struggle, according to a release from the Indiana State Police.
Sherrod attempted to disarm the officer, but the officer gained control of his weapon and fired, hitting Sherrod in the back, close to his left arm.
Sherrod fled the scene another quarter-mile, where he was found in an acquaintance’s residence in the Dody Street Apartments.
He was taken to Franciscan St. Anthony Health — Michigan City, and later air-lifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. After being released from the hospital Saturday, he was transported and incarcerated at the LaPorte County Jail, where he is being held without bond.
Sherrod was charged with disarming a law enforcement officer, residential entry, resisting law enforcement and battery to law enforcement.
The Indiana State Police was called in to investigate the incident; Skibins has been placed on paid administrative leave until the ISP investigation is complete and the LaPorte County prosecutor reviews the incident and takes action if appropriate.