North Vernon Police arrest man they were trying to help

Officers responding to a call to help a North Vernon man ultimately ended with the man’s arrest.

The North Vernon Police Department says that just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, officers were sent to Sandybrook Drive on a call about a man suffering chest pains. Authorities say that medics with Rescue 20 were trying to help the man when he allegedly became combative.

Officers ended up arresting the man, 35-year-old John Patterson, on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement.