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Man arrested for fighting and hitting officers

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call regarding a violent and intoxicated man damaging property at a residence on Bone Road around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies report 43-year-old Layne K. Elkington showed signs of alcohol use and was attempting to leave his vehicle when they arrived at the residence.

According to deputies, Elkington was aggressive toward them, swinging his fists and hitting one deputy in the arm.

Elkington was taken into custody and arrested for Felony Battery on an Officer before being transported to the Bonneville County Jail.

Officials report Elkington continued to be combative and began fighting with jail deputies in the booking area at the jail.

As deputies were attempting to restrain him, Elkington grabbed a deputies’ arm pulling it the wrong way in what appeared to be an attempt to break it officials report.

The deputy suffered an abrasion from the struggle, and Elkington was restrained and kept from injuring himself or others.

Because of this, Elkington was booked into jail with an additional Felony charge of Battery on an Officer.

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