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Salem Man Arrested Following Disturbance in Salem Township Hospital Emergency Room

April 21, 2017

A 28-year-old Salem man was taken to the Marion County Jail after being arrested for aggravated battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest following an altercation that began in the Salem Township Hospital emergency room and continued when a sheriff’s deputy attempted to remove him.

Salem Police say Charles Hudson of South Rotan was taken to the emergency room after coming to the police department complaining of a shoulder injury from an earlier altercation. Hospital officials eventually determined Hudson didn’t need treatment and asked for him to be removed after he ripped off hospital equipment and began yelling at police and hospital personnel.

Hudson then allegedly fought being placed into a squad car and later kicked and tripped a deputy. He reportedly obtained a head injury by hitting his head against the cage in the squad car.

Hudson reportedly got into a fight with Travis Juds of Soper Road in Odin before coming to the police station after Jud’s car broke down near the South College and Kell Street intersection. Police say Juds received a bloody nose in the altercation. No charges were filed in connection with the original incident.

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