Ramming of Deputy’s Car Lands Deputy Man in Jefferson County Jail

May 31, 2018


A Jefferson County Man has been Arrested on Several Charges After Ramming a Sheriff’s Deputy’s Vehicle.

Location of the Incident

According to the Indiana State Police, on Tuesday, May 29th, and just before 9:00PM, a Jefferson County Deputy’s vehicle was intentionally rammed by a suspect’s vehicle following a domestic disturbance which resulted in the officer being injured.

The incident began when Deputy Ben Flint responded to a report of a domestic battery in the 5000 Block of Inness Road near Deputy, Indiana.

James Moffatt

The suspect, who had left the scene, was identified as James Moffatt, 44 of Deputy, Indiana.

Flint attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Moffatt’s vehicle on County Road 500 North near Inness Road.

After initially stopping, Moffatt then rammed Deputy Flint’s vehicle with his own as he attempted to flee the scene.

Deputy Flint, who was outside of his police vehicle, was injured in the collision.

Moffatt fled the scene until his vehicle came to a stop near the intersection of County Road 410 North and 500 North where he was then taken into custody.

The Indiana State Police arrived soon after Moffatt was taken into custody and took over the investigation since a deputy was injured in the incident.

Deputy Flint was transported to King’s Daughter Hospital in Madison, Indiana for treatment of serious injuries and was then treated and released.

As a result of the investigation, Moffatt was transported to the Jefferson County Jail where he was initially remanded to the custody of the jail staff on charges of Aggravated Battery, Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon, Operating While Intoxicated Causing Serious Bodily Injury, and Driving While Suspended.

The investigation is ongoing and still additional charges may be filed in this case.