Man Arrested After Confronting Sheriff

(COLUMBUS) – A man is behind bars after he physically confronted Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew Myers.

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew Myers

According to police, around 10 a.m. Monday, 32-year-old Justin Eddleman, of Columbus, entered the lobby of the Bartholomew County Jail and told staff at the front desk that he was going to commit serious bodily harm to Sheriff Myers.

Justin C. Eddelman

Eddelman left the front lobby and went upstairs to the administrative area and “engaged in a physical confrontation” with Sheriff Myers.

Sheriff Myers was able to subdue the man and placed him in handcuffs.

Sheriff Myers injured his knee during the altercation. 

Eddelman was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for a medical evaluation and was then transported to the Bartholomew County Jail and faces preliminary charges of intimidation on a police officer, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer, and disorderly conduct.