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Callaway man charged with disarming police officer

Anthony Lee Libby Sr., 32, of Callaway has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony disarming a police officer and misdemeanor obstructing the legal process.

According to court records, at 5 p.m. on Nov. 13 a Callaway police officer saw Libby and a woman walking a dog in Callaway. The officer knew there was a warrant out for Libby's arrest. Libby continuously denied there was an active warrant and refused to hand the dog over to the woman and submit to arrest.

He allegedly got agitated and walked away. The officer drew his taser and told him not to run. The woman begin to interfere with the arrest attempt. Eventually the officer tased Libby and he fell to the ground. When told to roll over onto his stomach, he allegedly started to resist the officer and eventually grabbed the taser, holding onto it for about two minutes before throwing it out onto the road, after being told multiple times to let go of it.

He was then arrested and taken to jail.

Libby appeared in court Nov. 15 before District Judge Mark Hansen, who set cash bail at $500 or bond at $5,000, with conditions, or bond at $12,000 without standard conditions of release.