(Rubicon) A Horicon man has been charged with resisting arrest and causing an injury to a Dodge County sheriff’s deputy. Robert Coffey Jr. is facing multiple felonies including Resist Officer – Substantial Bodily Harm, Obstructing, and Bail Jumping.
According to the complaint, a deputy received a report Saturday, January 21st, that Coffey was at a bar in Rubicon and had a warrant out for his arrest. Law enforcement later learned that Coffey did not have an active warrant but was on bond for an open felony case and had to maintain absolute sobriety.
They deputy arrived at the bar and made contact with Coffey, who reportedly provided a false name. The complaint states that Coffey’s eyes were bloodshot, and deputies detected an odor of intoxicants as he spoke. While exiting, Coffey allegedly ran out the door and failed to comply with orders to stop.
A short foot pursuit ensued, and the deputy was able to catch up. Coffey reportedly fought with deputies as they attempted to take him into custody, and they eventually had to deploy a TASER. During the struggle, a deputy suffered an abrasion to his knee. If convicted, the 38-year-old faces 24 years in prison.
Cash bond was set at $500 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 2nd.