JURY CONVICTS MAN IN DOMESTIC BATTERY TRIAL
LOGANSPORT – Noah Schafer, the Cass County Prosecuting Attorney, announced that Dustin M. Brewer, was found guilty by a six-person jury of felony domestic battery in a verdict rendered Tuesday evening.
The conviction followed a one-day trial in which the jury heard evidence that on July 4, 2018, Dustin M. Brewer consumed methamphetamine and then assaulted his girlfriend before fleeing the residence in Walton. Police responded after being dispatched by a volunteer firefighter who documented the injuries to the victim. Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies and Walton Town Marshals responded and took the victim’s statement and tried but were unable to locate Brewer.
Brewer took the stand in his own defense and claimed that he was assaulted first. However, Brewer’s testimony was refuted directly by the victim and by the testimony of an eyewitness who was mere feet away from the crime and holding the child shared by Brewer and the victim.
Brewer is scheduled to be sentenced on August 26, 2021 at 3 p.m. Brewer faces anywhere from six months to two-and-a-half years in jail. Brewer will no longer be allowed to possess firearms or ammunition because of his conviction.
Deputy Prosecutor Coleman Beckley presented the case for the State with the assistance of Deputy Prosecutor James Hildebrand.