Bay County Sheriff's Deputy assaulted by suspect


    A Bay County Sheriff's Deputy was hospitalized with a broken tibia and severely fractured knee. (Picture from WEYI/WSMH)

    BAY CITY, Mich - A Bay County Sheriff's Deputy was hospitalized with a broken tibia and severely fractured knee.

    Bay County Sheriff Troy Cunningham reports Deputy Dittenber and a 15-year-old boy arrived at the juvenile detention center on Friday January 11 when the teen became combative with detention center staff.

    According to a Facebook post from the Sheriff's Department, Deputy Dittenber assisted staff and in the process was assaulted by the teen.

    During the assault Deputy Dittenber suffered a broken tibia and severely fractured knee.

    The incident started earlier in the day when the deputy was investigating a domestic violence investigation.

    Deputy Dittenber is recovering following surgery.


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