A naked man had to be sedated at a hemp festival in southern Oregon after police said he damaged cars, started fights and kicked an officer.
Oregon State Police troopers responded to the Jefferson State Hemp Expo in Grants Pass at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
The first troopers at the scene were led to a grass field where four men were restraining the suspect, who was described as naked, combative and agitated, on the ground.
The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Timothy Seaux of Grants Pass. According to jail records, Seaux is 6'3" and 250 pounds.
A witness pointed out one vehicle in the parking lot that had sustained heavy damage. Witnesses said Seaux had caused the damage while two frightened women were sitting inside the car.
Police attempted to take Seaux into custody, but investigators said he kneed and kicked a trooper several times. Following a struggle, troopers got Seaux into the back of a patrol car, but police said he continued to kick violently.
Medical crews were called to the scene and they determined that Seaux should be sedated so he could be taken by ambulance to Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass for an examination.
Troopers followed the ambulance to the hospital where they were able to positively identify the suspect.
Later in the morning, once the hospital was ready to release him, Seaux was arrested and booked in the Josephine County Jail on charges of menacing, criminal mischief, assaulting a public safety officer and resisting arrest.
The Jefferson State Hemp Expo website said the annual event is a three-day music festival and educational hemp exposition featuring camping, artists and guest speakers.
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