Yesterday evening, officers from the Mitchell Police Department were able to serve an arrest warrant on Jackie D. Leatherman, 48 of Mitchell.
Leatherman had been charged with Dealing in a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death, a Level 1 Felony, after an investigation into the January 9th, 2020 death of Kevin S. Bowden of West Warren Street in Mitchell.
Mitchell Officers were able to take Leatherman into custody after he attempted to flee and physically resisted both Officers Taylor Tritle and Luke McCameron.
Through search warrants, evidence collected and witness interviews, the January 9th investigation led ISP Troopers from the Drug Enforcement Section, the Crime Scene Investigations Division, and Detectives from the Bloomington District to probable cause that indicated Jackie Leatherman had allegedly dealt controlled substances that led to the death of Kevin Bowden.
Bowden’s cause of death has been attributed to Fentanyl toxicity along with moderate Methamphetamine toxicity.
Leatherman was transported to the Lawrence County Jail on the following charges;
- Dealing in a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death, a Level 1 Felony
- Resisting Law Enforcement
- Battery on Law Enforcement Resulting in Bodily Injury