Former fair board leader, animal control officer dies

The recently retired Bartholomew County animal control officer died in an off-road accident while farming Sunday afternoon.

According to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the 9000 block of East County Road 700N at about 3:07 p.m. Sunday afternoon about a man injured in while riding an off-road vehicle. 62-year-old Mark Case died from blunt force trauma to the head sustained in the accident according to the Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office.

Case had retired earlier this month and his final report was read at this morning’s County Commissioners meeting.

Sheriff Chris Lane said that Case was an outstanding public servant and that he will be greatly missed.

Case had also served on the board of directors of the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair since 2000. Previously president of the fair board, he was currently serving as vice president.