One Arrested After a Shot was Fired at Jennings County Deputy

One Arrested After a Shot was Fired at Jennings County Deputy

Jennings County Sheriff’s Department News Release

On April 15, 2016 at approximately 8:45 AM Jennings County Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance on County Rd. 200 E .in Vernon Township where a Deputy arrived and heard a gunshot.

Deputies were dispatched to this residence because of a domestic disturbance between husband and wife. The female called 911 and requested that Deputies arrive to calm down her husband, Rodney W. Meek, age 57 of North Vernon. The female went to another room when she called 911.

Deputy Anthony Maberry was first to arrive on the scene and went to the front door of the residence. Shortly after knocking on the front door, Deputy Maberry heard a single gunshot from inside the home. Deputy Maberry got behind cover and told Dispatch that he heard a gunshot and asked for Deputies to assist him.

Deputy David Turner and Other Officers arrived on scene and were able to talk Meek out of the home and took him in custody without incident.

A 12 gage shotgun was found in the home and a hole in the wall next to the front door. The outside brick of the home prevented the shot from hitting Deputy Maberry.

No one was injured.

Rodney Meek was charged with Criminal recklessness-with a deadly weapon (Level-5) Felony
Intimidation (Level-5) Felony
Bond $1,055.00

On Scene were Sheriff Gary Driver, Deputies Anthony Maberry, David Turner, Cody Low, Detective Sgt. Jim Blevins and Lt. Mike Mowery.
Indiana State Police ERT Trooper Derek Simpson
Jennings County Prosecutor Brian Belding, Deputy Prosecutor Drew Dickerson and Investigator Tom Speer.

Lead investigator is Detective Sgt. Jim Blevins.

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