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Man Starts Courtroom Scuffle After Conviction

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) – A central Indiana man just convicted of child molesting ignored a judge's order not to hug his family and scuffled with deputies in a courtroom before being subdued with a stun gun.
Twenty-four-year-old Mark Sloan of Edinburgh now faces a preliminary charge of battery following the incident Tuesday inside a Johnson County courtroom in Franklin, about 20 miles south of Indianapolis.
Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox says a judge remanded Sloan into custody until sentencing and denied Sloan's request to hug his family. Sloan then scuffled with a deputy who attempted to handcuff him until the deputy and a second officer used their stun guns.
Sloan's mother collapsed amid the ruckus but refused medical treatment.
Edinburgh Police Chief David Mann says Sloan was convicted of molesting a 13-year-old girl.

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