Woman accused of attacking deputy with swimsuit

Kimberly K. Swindell. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department

An Indianapolis woman is accused of attacking a Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputy with a swimsuit.

The incident happened at about 6 p.m. on Friday evening at a home in the 4000 block of North Huffer Road. Deputies say that 55-year-old Kimberly Swindell appeared intoxicated and had a strong odor of alcohol about her. They also allegedly discovered a controlled substance she was carrying. But at one point during the encounter, she began to disrobe, throwing part of her swimsuit at a deputy, hitting him in the face.

After being checked out at Columbus Regional Hospital, she was arrested on preliminary charges of battery on a public safety official and possession of a controlled substance.

Another deputy was injured on the Fourth Of July after being punched in the face by an intoxicated subject at a Bartholomew County mobile home park.