Seymour woman accused of biting officer, postal worker

Jessica D. Wetzel (Provided Photo/Columbus Police Department)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — A woman from Seymour was taken into custody over the weekend after police say she bit a Columbus police officer and a postal worker.

It happened Saturday around 10:30 p.m. Officers were called to the Columbus Post Office at 450 Jackson Street about a disturbance inside the building.

When officers arrived, they spoke to a postal employee who said a woman, identified as 22-year-old Jessica D. Wetzel, ran inside the post office and went into a restricted area of the building.

When the employee confronted Wetzel, she said she was battered and bitten on the arm. The employee told police she locked a warehouse door to contain Wetzel until officers got there.

Police arrived and took Wetzel into custody. She said she had been celebrating her birthday with friends in Columbus earlier in the evening.

According to police, when officers tried to put Wetzel in the patrol car, she kicked an officer twice in the leg. She was taken to a local hospital because of her apparent high level of intoxication and when she was there, police say Wetzel bit an officer on his arm.

After she was released from the hospital, Wetzel was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail. She’s facing the following preliminary charges:

  • Criminal trespass
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Battery resulting in bodily injury
  • Battery on a law enforcement officer resulting in bodily injury
  • Resisting law enforcement

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