A man from Licking is charged with two felonies following an incident at Deer Lick Park's baseball fields at Licking. 

After a Licking Police Department investigation of an incident at a park Friday, a Licking man faces a pair of felony charges.

Wilford H. “Willy” Storm, 29, of 17695 Storm Lane in Licking, is charged with third-degree assault and resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony.

According to an LPD officer’s report, the officer was dispatched to the Deer Lick Park baseball fields at about 9:30 p.m. regarding a report of a man touching people and children and a fight in progress. Upon arrival, the officer observed two large crowds of people apparently involved in fighting.

The officer then asked dispatch for back-up.

Several people reportedly approached the officer’s patrol vehicle, while a man dressed in jeans and a shirt (matching the description of the suspect) began running away. Witnesses at the scene identified the man as Willy Storm, and said he had punched another man.

The officer reportedly pursued Storm and found him hiding behind a fence at the edge of a field off of Deer Lick Street. When the officer got out of his car, Storm reportedly fled into the field.

The officer resumed pursuit of Storm, telling him to stop multiple times. A Texas County Sheriff’s Department deputy then arrived, and the two officers went after Storm on foot, eventually apprehending him behind a house on School Street.

Storm resisted multiple times, but was finally handcuffed on the ground. After he was questioned about the incident, Storm reportedly resisted being put into the police vehicle.

Once in the car, he resisted being buckled in. He was ultimately taken to the Texas County Jail.

Two witnesses at the scene reportedly stated Storm had “sucker punched” them after words were exchanged.

Bond was set at $250,000.

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