Deputy Injured in Physical Altercation While Responding to Domestic Disturbance


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JASPER COUNTY, Ind. – A deputy from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office was injured while responding to a physical domestic disturbance at a residence near Rensselaer, Indiana.

On March 17th, 2023, the Sheriff’s Office received a notification of the disturbance and deputies immediately responded to the scene. Upon arrival, they met with the victims who reported that Justin D. Williams, 33, of Rensselaer, who had allegedly been drinking and had assaulted both of them in front of their child.

While one of the deputies was outside the residence gathering additional information, Williams exited the house and approached the deputy, accusing him of trespassing. 

According to Sheriff’s Police, the deputy gave Williams verbal commands, which were ignored, and Williams began walking back to the residence. A physical altercation ensued, causing an injury to the deputy. 

The exact nature of the injury is unknown at this time. The deputy continued to subdue Williams until additional officers arrived and helped take him into custody.

Williams was transported to the Jasper County Detention Center and charged with Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury to a Public Safety Official (Level 5 Felony), Resisting Law Enforcement (Level 6 Felony), and Domestic Battery (x2) (Level 6 Felony).

The deputy who was injured has not been identified, but the Sheriff’s Office reports that they are in stable condition and recovering.


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