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.

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