Steven Charles Emery, 54, of Leesburg, was arrested on July 3 after he allegedly injured a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputy who had been called to a domestic incident.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, KCSD deputies Rick Oliver and Kreg Kuhn were called to EMS T9 Lane in Leesburg in response to a reported domestic battery. Emery’s girlfriend told the officers that Emery first damaged her property then physically restrained her from leaving the residence by holding her down and placing his forearm across her neck.
Officers reported that they did observe red marks on the victim’s neck and then spoke with Emery, who said nothing had happened and told the officers to get out of his house. When the officers attempted to take Emery into custody, according to the court document, he began resisting arrest by kicking his legs and swinging. As a result, Deputy Kuhn was struck in the chest.
Emery was tased and handcuffed. When the officers attempted to stand him up, he kicked Deputy Oliver in the right leg. Oliver also sustained a shoulder injury in the incident.
The report indicates Emery also made threats to the officers that he would “hunt them down.”
Emery is now charged with three crimes including two counts of battery to law enforcement officers, both Level 5 felonies, and a Class A misdemeanor for domestic battery.
Court records show Emery was last arrested on May 13 for driving while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement. He is scheduled to go to court on those charges in August. No court date for his current charges have been set.