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Police Chase leads to Dave Herman arrest

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Police Chase leads to Dave Herman arrest

According to the Dekalb County Sheriff Department’s Facebook page, former UFC and Bellator fighter, Dave Herman has been arrested.  Herman who goes by the nickname “Pee Wee” most recently fought for Titan FC.

Herman faces three felony charges, including resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and battery against law enforcement, and a misdemeanor charge.


Incident: Vehicle Pursuit

Date: 01/20/2015 at 1:13 am
Location: I-69 SB at the 340 mm
Suspect: David J. Herman
Fort Wayne IN

On January 20th, 2015 at approximately 1:13 am a vehicle was observed traveling southbound on I-69 near the 340 mile marker in Ashley IN with no headlights or taillights traveling at a high rate of speed. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver, David Herman, refused to stop and led Officers in a 2 ½ -3 mile pursuit. David Herman exited the 334 mile marker exit and drove west on US Highway 6 before stopping at a gas station. David exited his vehicle and approached Officers in an aggressive manner.

David was given multiple warnings to get on the ground and failed to comply. David had to be tased in order to be taken into custody. An infant and adult female were also present in the vehicle. No one sustained any injuries in the incident. David is being charged with Resisting law enforcement with a vehicle a level 6 felony, Battery against law enforcement a level 6 felony, Neglect of a dependant a level 6 felony, and Resisting law enforcement a Class A misdemeanor. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Waterloo Marshals Department.

Deputy Jarrid Treesh
DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department