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Man Jailed After Incident Outside Civic Center


A man is accused of threatening a sheriff’s deputy with a knife and attempting to grab another deputy’s Taser outside the Vanderburgh County Courts Building. 

The sheriff’s office says the incident began just before noon Monday when a deputy responded to a report of a vehicle parked on the sidewalk near the Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union building.

The deputy entered the building and found the owner, who later identified himself as 26-year-old Abraham Loganray of Bloomington.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office says Loganray admitted to owning the vehicle and quickly left the building – despite the deputy ordering him to stop.

The sheriff’s office says Loganray shined a flashlight into the deputy’s eyes and then produced a knife from his pocket, which he opened and began waving around.

The deputy pointed his gun at Loganray and ordered him to drop the knife.

The sheriff’s office says Loganray closed the knife and got into his car.

The deputy attempted to remove Loganray from the vehicle as he started the engine.

Additional deputies arrived, a struggle ensued, and the sheriff’s office says Loganray grabbed a deputy’s Taser and tried to remove it from its holster.

Loganray was eventually overpowered, handcuffed, and taken to jail. The sheriff’s office says he sustained minor abrasions and contusions during the struggle.

Loganray faces numerous charges, including Disarming a Law Enforcement Officer, Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, and Resisting Law Enforcement.