Hancock County News

McCordsville officer injured answering call

It began as a call of a person threatening harm to themselves and ended with a McCordsville police officer being sent to IU Methodist Hospital with a non-life threatening injury.


According to the McCordsville Police Department, officers responded to the 5000 block of Woodhaven Drive, McCordsville, on a call of a person threatening to harm herself.  When officers arrived, they discovered the suspect, who was under the influence of drugs, had left the scene, prompting officers from McCordsville and Lawrence to begin a search.


When officers located the subject at the Oaklandon Youth Organization, 12150 East 62nd St., they tried to get her out of a vehicle, but she instead attempted to leave the scene, striking her husband and McCordsville officer Jessica Barnes.


The suspect’s husband was treated and released at the scene, while Barnes sustained a non-life-threatening injury to her leg. The suspect was arrested by the Lawrence Police Department.