News and Tribune

Breaking News

Police & Fire News

April 8, 2013

Police: Arrested man spits on face of nurse

He reportedly threatened life of officer and officer’s family on the way to jail

NEW ALBANY — A man assaulted a New Albany Police Department officer and a Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services nurse before being booked into the Floyd County Jail early Sunday morning, police say.

Brayden A. Dannenfelser, 21, of 3801 E. Luther Road in Floyds Knobs, was taken into custody after NAPD officers responded to a fight-in-progress call about 8 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of West Eighth Street, a residential area in New Albany. NAPD Maj. Keith Whitlow said Dannenfelser’s “intoxicated condition” led authorities to transport him to the hospital before he was taken to the jail.

Whitlow said Dannenfelser was verbally abusive and noncompliant with responding officers, and while he was being placed on a stretcher, “he grabbed hold of an officer’s arm and threatened to kill him and his family.” 

He continued to use vulgar language at the hospital, Whitlow said, and at one point, “he spit in the face of an attending nurse.”

After being released from the hospital, Dannenfelser was booked into the jail about 12:15 a.m.

He has been preliminarily charged with battery by bodily waste, a class D felony, and battery of police and resisting law enforcement, both class A misdemeanors, and disorderly conduct and public intoxication, both class B misdemeanors.

In August 2011, Dannenfelser was sentenced to 26 days incarceration after being found guilty of invasion of privacy — violation of protective order, a class A misdemeanor, in Floyd County Superior Court No. 3. 

Dannenfelser was charged in Floyd County Superior Court No. 2 in July 2010 with battery and disorderly conduct, both class B misdemeanors. Two months later, the battery charge was dismissed and he was sentenced to 30 days in jail for the disorderly conduct charge.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Police & Fire News
LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.