WARSAW — A Mentone man was arrested after allegedly violating a protective order and resisting law enforcement.
Derek Michael Bruner, 29, 5678 W. Schilling Road, Mentone, is being charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a syringe, both level 6 felonies; resisting law enforcement, invasion of privacy, and driving while suspended, all class A misdemeanors; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On Saturday, May 18, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department responded to a complaint regarding a protective order violation. When the officer arrived, a female at the scene said there is a current protective order in effect that prevents a male subject, identified as Bruner, from harassing or having any contact with her.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the female said Bruner had been driving around her house in a vehicle and followed her in his vehicle to Walmart. The officers conducted a traffic stop on Bruner’s vehicle and learned he had an outstanding arrest warrant for invasion of privacy outside of Kosciusko County.
When the officers made contact with Bruner, they attempted to take him into custody. However, Bruner allegedly resisted by pulling his arm away and lifting his feet off the ground so the officers had to carry him. After Bruner was placed in the backseat of a patrol vehicle, he hit the passenger side window multiple times with his head, using his feet to kick the cage and being verbally aggressive toward the officers.
As Bruner was being processed into the Kosciusko County Jail, he continued being aggressive toward officers and jail staff.
An inventory search was conducted on Bruner’s vehicle. Officers located four syringes, one metal spoon with a residue that tested positive for methamphetamine, one clear plastic bag containing more than a gram of methamphetamine, and a black eyeglass case that also tested positive for methamphetamine. Officers also learned that Bruner’s driver’s license was suspended.
Bruner has already been arrested and released on a $5,250 surety and cash bond. He has an initial hearing for 8:15 a.m. Thursday, June 6.