Teen battered in North Vernon by Deputy man

A Jefferson County man was arrested Tuesday night in North Vernon.

The North Vernon Police Department says that at about 9:18 p.m., officers arrested 18-year-old Preston Bowling, of Deputy, after he allegedly battered a 14-year-old juvenile in the Walmart parking lot. The child was treated at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital for what are described as “moderate” injuries. Bowling is facing a preliminary charge of Battery.

North Vernon officers were assisted by deputies from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.