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Hastings man gets tazed by officer

A Hastings police officer tazed a 73-year-old Hastings resident last week after a crash here.

The man, Ronald Leon Shandley, responded to the scene of a crash that involved his daughter. The crash occurred in the area of Second and Lea streets in east Hastings at about 4:50 p.m. on July 23.

According to police, Shandley was asked to leave his daughter's car alone, as it was part of an investigation. He wanted to take it home and the police wanted to have it towed and impounded.

According to his son Don Shandley, his father was apparently concerned because his daughter was in handcuffs. He didn't understand why and he simply wanted to take his daughter's car home.

Officers asked Shandley to remove himself from the scene.

He did not comply with those requests, then pushed an officer.

Shandley was warned that he would be tazed if he did not stop. Shandley did not comply and that officer tazed Shandley. He was soon arrested on the probable cause charge of obstructing the legal process.

His daughter, Kelsey Marie Shandley, was cited for driving after suspension and for following too close.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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