Batesville Police Department responds to disorderly conduct, domestic battery, and more over the weekend


Here’s a round-up of cases the Batesville Police Department (BPD) worked over the weekend.

BPD officers were called to a residence on East Ross Street yesterday, and during the process, heard a very loud argument at the address next door. According to a release from the department, the man who lived at the address told officers a female came to his house and asked if she could sleep there until the morning. The man said the woman, identified as Whitney Leasure (pictured below), began to act “crazy and messed up” to the point where he could not handle her behavior.

Whitney Hope Leasure

At that time, officers attempted to speak with Leasure, but “she wouldn’t listen and continued to talk very loudly to the male subject,” a BPD media release noted. When officers tried to get Leasure out of the residence, she began to pull away and eventually fight the officers. Leasure was placed on the ground by the officers and handcuffed. Her struggle continued as authorities removed her from the residence and placed Leasure in a patrol vehicle. Officers said Leasure also continued her resistive behavior upon arrival at the Independence County Detention Facility.

Leasure was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and criminal trespass. She was issued a court date of Dec. 11.

In other BPD news, Chief Alan Cockrill said his department responded to a domestic battery over the weekend. The incident involved a woman and a juvenile at a North Heights residence.

The suspect, identified by authorities as Marhsall C. McCabe (pictured below), 21, was located at a home on Hawkins Street and arrested.

Marshal Clark McCabe

In another case, a 41-year-old man identified by authorities as Alex L. Clayton was arrested Friday for driving while intoxicated after a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Barnett Drive and White Drive

Cockrill also noted there were two drug-related arrests over the weekend that are still under active investigation.

Images via Independence County Detention Facility

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