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Man to serve jail time for assault at fair

November 16, 2018

A Kansas City man who assaulted a deputy at the Gage County Fair last year was sentenced to 60 days in the Gage County Jail.

Daniel L. Helmick, 44, was sentenced to jail time in Gage County District Court on Wednesday. He was ordered to serve 60 days for each count of third-degree assault and resisting arrest, with both counts running concurrent.

Helmick was also ordered to pay a $100 fine for possession of marijuana.

Gage County deputies responded to reports of an intoxicated man in the beer garden at the fair last year and found that Helmick was belligerent, extremely intoxicated and had difficulty standing or walking.

Helmick was allegedly combative with deputies while being escorted out of the beer garden. He was handcuffed and taken to the command center at the fair. Once there, he called for a ride and waited for someone to arrive.

He was released to the woman who came to give him a ride and the handcuffs were removed. While driving away, Helmick allegedly rolled down a window of the car and shouted cuss words at a deputy and began punching the dashboard.

The driver stopped and asked deputies to take Helmick back before he damaged her vehicle.

When deputies attempted to remove him, court documents state he continually pulled away and resisted arrest. He spit on one deputy’s face and was put in a patrol vehicle.

During a search, deputies found a cigarette box in Helmick’s back pocket that contained a marijuana cigarette.

Documents state Helmick became more aggressive and was taken to the ground so deputies could place leg irons on his ankles.

Helmick was taken to a Lincoln detox center. While en route, he allegedly kicked the transport cage and banged his head on the walls of the vehicle multiple times, while also threatening to kick out the windows if the deputy didn’t pull the vehicle over.

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