A 27-year-old Newark resident was arrested on felony weapons charges following an incident at F.F. Thompson Hospital.
Deputies say that while being transported to the hospital – Roy Vandermortel, 27, of Newark engaged in a physical altercation with the officer transporting him.
During that struggle – Vandermortel is accused of attempting to take the deputy’s firearm.
He was charged with attempted criminal possession of a weapon – a Class D felony.
He will answer the charges at a later date.