A police officer in Elkhart has had his jaw wired shut after he was punched and injured during a marijuana investigation.
It happened on July 15 shortly before 9 p.m.
The suspect in the case, 26 year-old D’Micah Jones, faces charges of battery and possession of a synthetic substance.
The Goshen News reports the officer was patrolling in the 500 block of South Fifth Street when he allegedly saw the suspect rolling something to smoke. Jones allegedly refused to stop rolling it when ordered and punched the officer repeatedly while resisting arrest.
The officer underwent surgery for facial injuries. The suspect awaits a day in court.