Otwell man jailed on battery accusation

From Local Sources

JASPER — Authorities jailed a Pike County man Tuesday afternoon after accusing him of battery.

The Jasper Police Department responded at 4:25 p.m. to the report of a battery that had occurred at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, 800 W. Ninth St.

Police say the suspect, David A. Schutz, 54, 10049 E. Lincoln St., Otwell, is accused of forcefully squeezing the finger of a hospital staff member while receiving care.

Authorities booked Schutz into the Dubois County Security Center at 8:44 p.m. on a preliminary misdemeanor count of battery.

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