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Man arrested for battery on an officer after incident at convenience store

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Brenton Olive | Madison County Sheriff’s Office

REXBURG — A Nevada man was arrested Monday evening after he allegedly assaulted EMTs and deputies at a convenience store.

Brenton Olive, 19, was taken into custody and booked into the Madison County Jail for felony battery on an officer, misdemeanor DUI, misdemeanor battery and obstructing and resisting.

Madison County Sheriff deputies were called to Mother Hibbard’s Country Store at 15 North 12th West around 5 p.m. for a report of an unresponsive man who had been sitting in a vehicle for about an hour.

“The deputies knocked on the window and (Olive) was rolling his head back. He was obviously impaired in some way,” Madison County Sheriff Cpl. Isaac Payne tells “They couldn’t get him to open the door so they broke the passenger side window in the back and opened the door. He tried to drive away and that’s when we took the keys away.”

Deputies said they could smell alcohol and Olive stated several times that he had been drinking. EMTs arrived at the convenience store and Olive was placed in an ambulance for a medical evaluation. That’s when he “got really agitated and started pushing EMTs and deputies,” according to Payne.

Olive, who was visiting friends in Rexburg, was detained and taken to Madison Memorial Hospital before being booked into the Madison County Jail. He is expected to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

“Ironically we had spent that morning with those exact two deputies going over arrest and control techniques. They applied what they learned, did a good job and nobody got hurt,” Payne says.