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Man Charged With Assaulting Chickasaw County Deputy
By Larry Burkum, KCRG-TV9
FREDERICKSBURG, Iowa A Mason City man is in jail, charged with assaulting a Chickasaw County Deputy Sheriff.
Investigators say the deputy was investigating a crash about 11 a.m. Monday in Fredericksburg.
They say a breath test indicated 28-year-old Benjamin Duitscher had been drinking.
Officials say Duitscher punched the deputy in the face, who then knocked Duitscher down and used a Taser, but Duitscher was able to run off.
Authorities caught him nearly 4 hours later near the Fredericksburg Municipal Pool.
Duitscher is facing multiple charges, including felony assault on a peace officer.