INFORMATION RELEASE

Subject: Robbery and DV Assault – Suspect Arrested After Bystander Intervened
Date: 2021-07-15
From: Erann Kalwara - JPD PIO
Case or Incident: #210714-004
Summary:

At around 1:33 pm on July 14th, 2021 multiple calls were received reporting a man had assaulted a woman outside of the Nugget Mall. The male was reportedly kicking and punching the woman while she was on the ground. A passerby ran toward them and yelled for him to stop as he was assaulting the female victim that was known to him. The suspect fled the area on foot, taking the victim’s cell phone and purse.

A JPD officer arrived within minutes and contacted 29 year old Tyler J. Leatham in a nearby parking lot. Leatham was arrested for Robbery in the first degree, two counts of DV Assault in the second degree, DV Assault in the fourth degree, Violating Conditions of Release and Interfering with the Report of a Domestic Violence Crime. He was transported to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and lodged without bail.

The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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