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.