Inmate charged with battering corrections officer

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Bartholomew County Jail inmate accused of battering a corrections officer.

Sheriff’s department detective Jason Williams was assigned to investigate the incident, which happened June 28 inside the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.

Williams found probable cause that inmate Dustin A. Leatherbury, 29, 2925 10th St., had battered corrections officer Kyle Weaver, deputies said.

Although Weaver did not require medical treatment, the findings were turned over to the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office, which filed a charge of felony battery resulting in bodily injury to a public safety official against Leatherbury, deputies said.

This is the second case of the same type against Leatherbury, deputies said. On Jan. 31, Leatherbury was accused of punching corrections officer James Oldham and spitting in his face, deputies said.

Two felony charges were filed in that case, battery with bodily injury to a public safety officer and battery by bodily waste to a public safety officer, court records state.

Leatherbury has been in the Bartholomew County Jail since November 2016 when he was arrested on a failure to appear warrant on the original charge of auto theft, deputies said. He is being held at the jail in lieu of $122,500 bond, jail officials said.