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Lyons man hits person, tries shoving them over railing and down staircase before fighting with deputies

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Deputies arrested a Lyons man following an investigation at the Iroquois Hotel.

David Merkley, 32, is accused of striking a person in the face, then attempting to shove the victim over a railing and down a set of stairs.


The entire incident took place at the hotel.

When deputies arrived, that’s when Merkley became combative toward them. He was ultimately detained, but arrested for harassment and obstruction of governmental administration.

He was held at the Wayne County Jail pending arraignment. The charges will be answered at a later date.