Marion officer on house arrest after restaurant fight

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A Marion police officer was sentenced to three days house arrest after he was charged with disorderly conduct at a downtown restaurant.

Officer Andrew Isom pleaded no contest to the charge on Wednesday in Marion Municipal Court. The judge gave the officer two options: one day in the county jail or three days house arrest.

Police said Isom was involved in a fight at the OK Cafe on 734 E. Center St. in Marion on March 18, 2018. Isom was off-duty at the time of the incident.

Days after the fight, Isom was among three arraigned on misdemeanor assault charges from the incident.

In addition to house arrest, the court ordered Isom to pay a $250 fine, complete community service and seek screening for anger management.

“It is our aim to be transparent and consistently connected with those we serve,” Police Chief Bill Collins said in a statement earlier this year. “While incidents like this are extremely rare, we understand that we are tasked with handling them the right way. We accept that our internal handling of this incident may be judged with the same level of scrutiny as the incident itself.”

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