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Officials: Owensville man arrested after hitting sheriff's deputy

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OWENSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

An Owensville man was arrested Friday after hitting a Gibson County Sheriff's Deputy.

The sheriff's office says they were dispatched to W. Warrick St. in Owensville after a domestic disturbance report.

They say people in the area told them John Vaught II was being belligerent and fighting with others.

Deputy U.B. Smith says when he found Vaught, he became verbally disruptive and attempted to provoke a fight.

After a backup arrived on scene, Deputy Smith says Vaught hit him.

Vaught was arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail.

He was charged with battery, intimidation of police officer, and intimidation.

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