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Rusk Co. man accused of using child as human shield

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Rusk County man is behind bars after allegedly using a child as a human shield. 

On Monday, 30-year-old Bradley Dale Koonce was arrested when Rusk County Deputies went to his home for a welfare check.  Officials say he was uncooperative with the deputies. 

When they tried to place him under arrest,  he held the child in front of him so the deputies couldn't get to him. 

Eventually deputies were able to remove the child from his arms.  They tased Koonce twice and placed him under arrest. 

Koonce is being held on bonds totaling forty thousand-dollars.    He is charged with child endangerment, family violence and resisting arrest. An emergency protective order has been placed on Koonce on behalf of the victims. 

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