A Portage man being
held at the Porter County Jail is facing a possible charge of battery to a
law enforcement officer after the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said that
he fought with two jail officers on Wednesday, injuring both.
police, at 6:45 p.m. the two officers were conducting cell inspections in
one of the jail pods when Daniel Scarpinato, 21, “became disruptive and
“violation of rules” prompted the officers to begin to move him to an
isolation cell “when a fight ensued,” police said.
During that fight
one of the officers sustained a laceration to the forehead while the other’s
nose was broken, police said.
transported to Porter Regional Hospital for treatment and later released.
subsequently moved to the isolation cell. He was being held originally in
connection with a 2012 burglary in Portage, PCSP Sgt. Larry LaFlower said.
Battery to a law
enforcement officer is a Class C felony punishable by a term of two to eight