Arrest made after man threw something in an officer’s face

Provided Photo, Douglas Rutkowski
Provided Photo, Douglas Rutkowski

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – One Lawrence County man faces charges in Vincennes after an early morning incident.

Vincennes Police arrested Douglas Rutkowski Tuesday morning after police say he threw something in an officer’s face and took off running.

It happened near 12th and Perry Streets and officers caught him a short time later.

Rutkowski faces charges including obstruction of justice and possession of a syringe.

He is being held in the Knox County jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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