BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY MAN FACES PRELIMINARY CHARGES OF DOMESTIC BATTERY,
CRIMINAL CONFINEMENT, RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT
On December 6, 2020, approximately 6:16 p.m., Bartholomew County Sheriffs deputy Dustin Newland responded to the Columbus Police Department in reference to a female wanting to report an alleged domestic battery that occurred in the northeastern part of Bartholomew County.
The female, who had visible injuries, told Deputy Newland that the suspect, Virgle Massie, 48, Bartholomew County, had a loaded firearm and threatened to shoot law enforcement on their arrival.
As deputies approached the residence, Massie appeared at a side door and told deputies that he would not show his hands. At that time, Deputy Newland deployed his Taser. Deputies detained Massie without further incident. A loaded shotgun was located inside the residence.
Massie was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for clearance before being taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges involving allegations of:
Domestic Battery with prior conviction
Resisting law enforcement
Massie remains in BCJ in lieu of $35,000 bond.
All persons are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.