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Taser used in Colfax arrest


Paul Higginson, 49, Colfax, was booked into jail here June 19 after he was arrested in a house on the 500 block of Cromwell Street in Colfax. Probable charges listed with the arrest were residential burglary, malicious mischief and resisting arrest.

According to the arrest report by Colfax Officer Perry Tate, Higginson failed to heed an order that he was under arrest and moved to different rooms in the residence which he was seen entering via a bathroom window.

The episode started at approximately 3 a.m. when the woman living in the house reported Higginson was attempting to force his way i...

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