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Investigation leads to 48-year-old Mitchell man’s arrest

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – One man was taken into custody Tuesday evening following an investigation, according to the Indiana State Police.

Jackie Leatherman, 48, of Mitchell, was arrested Tuesday, despite his attempts to run from officers. ISP said the investigation, which resulted in Leatherman’s arrest, began following the Jan. 9 death of Kevin Bowden.

Search warrants, evidence and interviews with witnesses indicated that Leatherman had dealt Bowden the controlled substances that led to his death.

Bowden’s cause of death was determined to have been caused by Fentanyl toxicity along with moderate methamphetamine toxicity.

Leatherman, who has been transported to the Lawrence County Jail, faces preliminary charges of dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death, resisting law enforcement and battery on law enforcement resulting in bodily injury.

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