Suspect accused of confronting deputies with a bat

Bartholomew County Sheriff deputies arrested a local man on drug-related charges after responding to a call about suspicious activity at 649 Collier St.

Deputies Nate Nichols and Brent Worman went to the address at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday and identified themselves. Timothy K. David, 46, 4722 High Vista Drive, picked up a bat and began walking toward the deputies, the sheriff’s department said. After several commands to drop the bat, David complied, deputies said.

Worman saw a syringe with an orange cap sticking out of David’s sweatshirt pocket, deputies said. After some brief resistance, David complied with the deputies as they placed him under arrest, deputies said. Nichols removed a plastic baggie from David’s front sweatshirt pocket which contained a large amount of a white crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, deputies said. The baggie also contained three additional baggies with a green leafy substance inside, which appeared to be marijuana, deputies said.

After David was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be checked, he was then taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on charges of resisting law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of a legend drug injection device, deputies said.

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