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Brookville man faces aggravated assault and harassment charges after attempted escape

BROOKVILLE – Multiple charges including aggravated assault, escape, and harassment have been filed against a 21-year-old Brookville man.

Police say they arrested Austin Newcomb last month following an incident in Brookville.

He was reportedly sitting in his vehicle and watching and following a woman who was walking her dog.

When police arrived at the scene, Newcomb allegedly drove towards the police car head-on.

A short time later, officers found four bags containing marijuana residue in Newcomb’s car.

When Newcomb was taken to the police station and was being walked in, he escaped custody for a few minutes and tried to run away.

Newcomb is currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail.