Charges Sought For Mentone Man Who Hit Police Officer

Charges are being sought against a Mentone man who allegedly battered a police officer while intoxicated. According to Warsaw Police Department Lt. Kip Shuter, officers responded to the 300 block of Sophie Lane just after 9 p.m. Monday to a report of an unwanted subject banging on an apartment door. Officers located the subject near the mailboxes of Canterbury Apartments and observed the man, identified as 29 year old Brett Bradley of Mentone, intoxicated with blue powder around his lips and inside his mouth. Bradley told officers he had taken only one pill, for which he had a valid prescription, but had also consumed alcohol. An ambulance was called to transport Bradley to Kosciusko Community Hospital. While en route, Bradley registered a BAC of .18. Shuter said Bradley was belligerent with EMS personnel, law enforcement and hospital staff and eventually was administered an activated charcoal treatment at KCH. As a doctor entered Bradley’s hospital room, Bradley again became belligerent, raising his voice and using expletives. Officers entered his room in an attempt to calm Bradley when Bradley struck an officer in the chin with his fist. Charges are being sought for public intoxication, battery to law enforcement, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief through the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office.