Shoffner

Charles Shoffner of Sandwich. (Sandwich Police Department booking photo)

A Sandwich man was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property and Attempt to Disarm a Peace Officer following incidents at a hospital in Sandwich on Friday and Saturday.

According to the Sandwich Police Department, officers were called to the hospital in the 1300 blk. of N. Main St. at around 6:23 p.m. on Friday for a patient who was "out of control."

Upon arrival hospital personnel advised that the patient, 23-year-old Charles Shoffner of W. Crofoot St., was agitated and had allegedly punched three holes in the wall.

Officers observed three holes in the wall, and a criminal complaint was signed against Shoffner for Criminal Damage to Property.

The report indicates that Shoffner was not taken into custody directly following the incident; a warrant for Shoffner's arrest for the offense was signed on Monday.

Officers were called back to the hospital at 9:12 a.m. on Saturday to return a wallet to a patient.

Upon arrival, one of the responding officers observed Shoffner on his phone. The officer stood by with "the belief that [Shoffner] would become more agitated."

Shoffner allegedly attempted to flee the hospital at around 9:55 a.m., and was pinned down by a security guard and a responding officer outside of the hospital.

Shoffner allegedly started tugging on the officer's holstered pistol while the officer was attempting to handcuff him.

Following the incident, a warrant for Class 2 felony Attempt to Disarm a Peace Officer was signed against Shoffner.

Shoffner was booked into the DeKalb County Jail on Tuesday on the charges.

Information provided in this report has been obtained from area authorities, including but not limited to local police, fire and emergency dispatch officials. Information is sourced only from official sources of public information unless otherwise stated. Subjects listed who have been charged or cited for crimes have not been proven guilty in court and all acts are alleged.