Inmate faces charges after alleged battery of correction’s officer

An inmate at the Bartholomew County Jail is facing additional charges after he allegedly battered a correction’s officer.

Judy Jackson, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department Spokeswoman, says that 28-year-old Dustin Leatherbury had gotten in to a dispute with another inmate. Once the inmates were separated, Leatherbury allegedly battered Correction’s Officer James Oldham, a 12-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. Jackson says that Oldham was treated and released by medical staff and has returned to work.

Leatherbury, whom Jackson says has been in the jail since November for Failure to Appear in Court on a charge of Auto Theft, is now facing additional charges of Battery on a Public Servant Resulting in Bodily Injury and Battery by Bodily Waste. Both charges are felonies.