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The Taylorville Police Department arrested one person for obstructing and resisting an officer on Friday. Around 12:28am, a Taylorville Police Department officer was on patrol and initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation, A male subject in a truck, that was not involved with the incident, came to a stop behind the officer's patrol vehicle. As the officer exited the squad car, the unknown male subject also exited and reportedly began to approach. The officer gave the man a direct order to return to his vehicle citing officer safety issues but he continued to approach. The officer gave him a direct order again to return to his vehicle and he complied.

As the officer went to continue the traffic stop, the unknown man approached once again. He appeared from the dark and approached from a lake lot that was next to the roadway. His truck was still parked behind the patrol vehicle. The officer once again gave him a direct order to leave but the man continued to interfere with the traffic stop and was then placed under arrest for obstructing/resisting a peace officer. While attempting to secure him in handcuffs, the man reportedly continued to resist. The officer reportedly noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from him. The man was later identified as 26-year-old Kyle A. Beeler of Taylorville. Beeler was transported to Taylorville Police Department for processing and released on a notice to appear.

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