Deputy injured in incident with suicidal man

A Bartholomew County sheriff’s department deputy is off work after being kicked by a suicidal man Tuesday.

Deputies were called to the County Road 100E at almost 6 p.m. that night about a report of a suicide attempt. The suspect began walking toward deputies and acting as if he had a gun behind his back.  Deputies worked to defuse the situation, says Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department.

As the man was being handcuffed, he kicked and injured Deputy Dane Duke, Jackson says.

Duke was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.  Jackson says that Deputy Duke will be off work for an undetermined amount of time due to his injuries.  The suicidal subject was admitted to CRH.