SCSO: 47-year-old man arrested, charged with battery against a law enforcement officer

Shawnee County, KANSAS – According to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, this incident occurred around 3:41 a.m. early Thursday morning.

It happened on Interstate 70, SCSO said.

The Shawnee County Emergency Communication Center reportedly received information about two individuals wearing dark clothing walking on I-70.

The responding deputies made contact with the individuals. 

During the investigation, one individual struck a deputy with his fist and was quickly placed into custody.

He was later identified as 47-year-old Eric Amundsen.

Amundsen is now charged with battery against a law enforcement officer, interference with law enforcement and disobeying official traffic-control devices.

The other individual, a 17-year-old male, was transported to the Kansas Children’s Service League until further information could be obtained.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.