Is there something in the air?
Last week Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter was the first officer in our county to be approached by a person that I would describe as a “You Tube Fanatic”. Although this man has since moved on, Deputy Leadbetter had a very interesting weekend that I believe our citizens should hear about.
On Saturday, Nicholas had a detainee that decided he/she needed emergency medical treatment, which the deputy helped the inmate obtain at the local hospital. While at the hospital, a different person who was seeking treatment, decided they wanted to confront our deputy in a hostile manner. Deputy Leadbetter asked dispatch for back-up as he was already tied up with one prisoner and this new person wanted to basically take him on. Chillicothe Police arrived and assisted with the newest incident and that person returned to being calm and obtaining treatment. After the CPD had left, the same person decided to try and again confront Deputy Leadbetter in a hostile manner and was disruptive to the point the hospital called for help. That situation was soon resolved with the help of the hospital and CPD.
On Sunday evening Deputy Leadbetter had a vehicle stopped on U.S. 36 for an equipment violation and had finished explaining the safety problem to the female driver. At that time Nicholas observed a scantly clothed woman running at him and screaming about why he has her grandfather on the ground at gun point. The deputy requested the stopped motorist immediately leave and was further confronted by this pedestrian who believed she had seen her grandfather on the ground being held at gun point. Deputy Leadbetter explained what was and was not going on and then worked on helping this citizen.
Deputy Leadbetter has earned a new nick name within our office being “Mr. Magnet”. Nicholas has more than earned a couple of days off.