EDGERTON — A Twin Cities man is being held in the Pipestone County Jail after being arrested during the Hairball concert at the Edgerton Dutch Festival.
The Pipestone County Sheriff's Office responded to a Saturday complaint that a large man was fighting people near the front of the crowd. When officers arrived, they reportedly observed several people holding down a man identified as Alexander Hart, 28, of Mound. One of the witnesses said Hart punched a woman in the face.
When police attempted to arrest Hart, he allegedly began screaming at and spitting on the officers. He reportedly kicked an officer in the chest, causing the officer's stun gun holster to break and the stun gun to fly into the crowd. Hart then allegedly kicked a second officer in the chest, breaking the officer's microphone.
Hart also reportedly hit and kicked a third officer while being restrained. Once in the police squad car, a fourth officer sat next to Hart to prevent him from lying down, and Hart was also combative toward that officer, according to the criminal complaint.
Hart was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, one felony count and one gross misdemeanor. The felony charge carries a maximum possible sentence of three years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine, but if convicted, Hart will be sentenced based on criminal history.
He was released from Pipestone County Jail Tuesday after posting $1,000 conditional bail.