Domestic Violence in Bartholomew County at Alarming Rate

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers says that the number of domestic violence reports the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) has received in 2021 points to an alarming tendency.

In 2019, there were 65 domestic violence cases recorded at SO and 53 more in 2020. But, during this year’s first quarter, there have been 18 domestic violence reports. If this trend continues, 2021 will have the highest number of cases in three years. BCSO deputies have been given a directive to make an arrest at the scene if there is probable cause. If not, a report will be forwarded to the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office for review and, if warranted, an arrest will be made as soon as possible . Myers wants residents to know that just because an arrest isn’t made immediately, does not mean that one is not forthcoming.

If you are being abused, seek help from BCSO or call Turning Point at 812-379-9844.