MARION – The Marion Police Department has opened an investigation into a late Friday night incident of a male subject arrested and tazed in the roadway outside of Pookie’s, located just off East Main Street on North Madison Street.
According to a press release from Marion Police, officers responded to a call of bottles being thrown at passing motorists on a rooftop. During the search for the suspect, a male not involved in the incident allegedly began interfering with the investigation and began, according to an officer’s report, began exhibiting hostile behavior towards officers; yelling and causing problems with patrons at the bar.
The man then walked back to Pookie’s away from officers and attempted to re-enter the bar. The report then said after being denied re-entry by a bartender, he pushed a female bartender to get back in, leading officers to use force to take him into custody for Battery.
View the full statement below: