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INDOT Worker Assaulted at Worksite

by Indiana State Police on November 7, 2014

Bourbon – The Indiana State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who assaulted an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) worker today around 11:15 a.m. The assault happened in the southbound lane of SR 331 just south of Bourbon in a construction zone. 

The INDOT worker who was assaulted was sitting in his truck on lunch break when he saw a white male driving a red or maroon Ford truck drive around the barricades that where blocking the road. The worker stepped out of his vehicle to stop the driver because it appeared that he drove over some equipment. The worker advised the driver of the red truck struck him with the driver side mirror and then stopped exiting the truck and yelling profanities at him. The INDOT worker stated that the man approached him and struck him several times in the face with his fist. 

The worker, who is not being identified at this time, received severe bruising and lacerations to his face. The suspect then fled back to his truck and left south on SR 331. The victim reported that there was no damage to pickup truck. 

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40 to 50 years old, 6’00”, and 250 lbs. The suspect was wearing a flannel shirt and blue jeans. He is also described as having short hair that was beginning to gray. 

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the Indiana State Police Bremen Post or Trooper David Caswell at 574-546-4900. 

White Male, approximately 6’00”, 250 lbs, 40 to 50 years old with short hair beginning to gray. The suspect was wearing a flannel shirt and blue jeans. 

The truck is described as a red, maroon or burgundy Ford truck with a straight cab or possibly an extended cab. 
*All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 


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