Man tased by police, charged with battery against officer

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A Fulton man has been charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer after police say he became combative when trying to arrest him.

It happened on Thursday night around 10 p.m. in the 2300 block of 4th St. Police were called to a report of domestic battery. Officers attempted to arrest 54-year-old Steven Schmidt, and used a Taser on him.

He was taken to Morrison hospital and treated for minor injuries and is currently at Whiteside County Jail. 

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