Ridgeway man charged with felony assault against police officer

Police Officer Assaulted

A Ridgeway resident accused of causing physical injury to a Bethany Police officer at the Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany on January 2nd has been charged with the felonies of third-degree assault, special victim, and resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony.

Thirty-six-year-old Daniel Lee Corrigan, Junior is scheduled to be in court on January 6th.

A probable cause affidavit from Bethany Police Officer William Quigley accuses Corrigan of using his knee to strike Quigley in the stomach, causing the officer to lose his breath and pain in his abdomen.

Quigley says he and another law enforcement officer, Dale Stallsworth, attempted to restrain Corrigan, but Corrigan was “very aggressive” and attempted to escape. He was placed in wrist restraints behind his back, and two other law enforcement officers placed him in leg restraints. Corrigan allegedly attempted to climb over the center console in a patrol vehicle and attempted to bite one of the officers’ hands.