Former UFC Fighter Dave Herman Tased, Arrested Following Police Chase

January 20, 2015
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Former UFC and current Titan FC fighter Dave “Pee Wee” Herman was tased and then arrested in the early morning hours on Tuesday following a chase by police in Indiana.

Herman had been heading southbound on Interstate 69 near Ashley, Ind., speeding and driving with no headlights or taillights, according to a DeKalb County County Sheriff’s Department incident report.

Officers attempted to stop Herman, but he led them on an estimated 2-1/2 to 3 mile pursuit before exiting the interstate and eventually stopping at a gas station.

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Dave Herman MugshotHerman then exited his vehicle and “approached Officers in an aggressive manner.”

Officers reportedly gave Herman several warnings to get down on the ground, but he did not comply, so the offers tased him in order to take him into custody.

The incident report went on to explain that there was a woman and infant also present in Herman’s car, although neither suffered any injuries during the incident.

Herman is being charged with resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, a level 6 felony; battery against law enforcement, a level 6 felony; neglect of a dependent, a level 6 felony; and resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.

In Indiana, a level 6 felony is the lowest level of felony. If convicted, it carries a penalty ranging from six months to two-and-one-half years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Herman hasn’t fought for the UFC since the summer of 2013. His only bout since then has been under the Titan Fighting Championship banner, winning a unanimous decision over Kalib Starnes last May.

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  • Seth

    Interesting…I’ve heard that a few times on JRE and other podcasts with MMA fighters, now it makes me wonder – they often say that without fighting, they probably would end up in jail or if they didn’t fight, they would probably rob your house…is that really the case? So many former-MMA fighters gets in trouble lately…

    • taylor2008

      I fought MMA and kickboxing and I have never been arrested. Maybe because I have my head on straight.

      • Seth

        I didn’t say everyone who does martial arts, but you can hear that thing a lot with interviews with them o:

        • taylor2008

          I understand what you are saying. Some of them are just flat out trouble. I was shocked to see Penn arrested to recently. I didnt expect that from him.

          • Seth

            Yeah…and its usually like that, you have guys that are awesome fighters, acting as they should…then they retire and get into trouble… :/

  • SlickRick

    F-ing Loser

  • taylor2008

    Who is this guy? And why as an athlete is he being an idiot?……especially with his kid and girl in the car. WOW!

  • mmalive

    What is going on with decent fighters getting in legal trouble lately? War Machine, BJ Penn, Ed Herman, Nick Diaz, etc…. I guess those dudes need to fight more often to release aggression? Ooh well. Best of Luck Pee Wee.