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Man pleads guilty to kicking deputies

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MINDEN – A South Lake Tahoe man who has two prior prison sentences for battering police officers pleaded guilty Tuesday to kicking two Douglas County deputies even though he says he can’t remember what happened.

Brandon Baehler was arrested New Year’s Eve in the Stateline casino corridor and charged with battery on an officer, a gross misdemeanor.

The two deputies were uninjured.

Baehler told District Judge Dave Gamble he blacked out and can’t remember what happened.

Prosecutor Mark Jackson said Baehler, 24, was fighting with a casino security guard about 8:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve when the deputies intervened.

Baehler was combative and abusive during the booking process, it was reported. One of the deputies reported striking Baehler in the back in an effort to handcuff him. As they walked the suspect to a temporary booking station, deputies said Baehler “mule-kicked” them in an effort to knock them off balance.

When he refused to cooperate, deputies carried him to the booking station. He was outfitted with a “spit hood” when he tried to spit in deputies’ faces.

Jackson said Baehler has several arrests in California for battery on officers and served two prison terms.

He is in Douglas County Jail on $25,000 bail. He faces up to one year in Douglas County Jail and a $2,000 fine.

Gamble set sentencing for March 3.


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