Drones, dogs help with arrest of domestic violence suspect

A search for a domestic battery suspect in Greensburg last week led to the use of drones, police dogs and social media to track the man down.

According to the Greenburg Police department officers were called to a domestic dispute at about 3:07 p.m. Thursday afternoon on West 11th Street and the victim was found to be injured and bleeding. While medics tended to the victim, police began searching for the suspect, 29-year-old Bradley E. Hill Jr. of Greensburg, cordoning off the area and using a remote drone to look for Hill.

The Greensburg police were soon joined in their search by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police. As the search expanded, Batesville and Rush County Sheriff’s Department also became involved. A tip from social media posts led the search to Rushville, where a drone and police dogs aided in the search. Hill was taken into custody by a Rushville police dog.

Hill is facing charges including aggravated battery and domestic battery causing serious bodily injury.