Intoxicated Bourbon man arrested for battery of disabled man

A Bourbon man was arrested Sunday on charges of battery with moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony.

Casey William Whitehurst, 27, of 13970 Elm Rd., Bourbon, was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on August 28, 2016. He is being held on a $5,250 bond.

According to a probable cause affidavit from the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s office, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to a battery complaint in the county.

When the officer arrived he talked with the victim, who stated an individual identified as Casey William Whitehurst allegedly arrived at his house intoxicated and asked him for some pain pills. When the victim refused, Whitehurst became angry and shoved the victim, causing him to fall out of his wheelchair.

Whitehurst then reportedly stood on the victim’s leg and placed his forearm on his throat. Whitehurst then stood up, hit the victim several times with his wheelchair and shoved the wheelchair down a ramp.

Shortly after, Whitehurst got into a black Ford Ranger and left the property.

As a result of the battering, the victim had red marks and injuries to his right side and right leg which were observed by the responding officer.   The victim has a bone disorder and was transported to the hospital to have x-rays taken of his leg.

A short time later, Warsaw police conducted a traffic stop on the black Ford Ranger Whitehurst was operating and charged him with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Whitehurst was arrested in Marshall County in July 2014 on felony rape charges.