Jadiah Duncan
Jadiah Duncan
A Madison man has been charged with attempting to escape and battery of a jail officer in connection with an incident at the Jenning County Jail on Monday.

Jadiah Duncan, 31, was being held on theft and criminal mischief charges at the jail in North Vernon on May 19, when Sgt. Steve Frey opened a holding cell door to check on the status of an inmate and Duncan allegedly attacked Frey and attempted to push him to the ground and run toward a hallway door.

Frey was able to keep the Duncan from getting to the door but sustained a knee injury in the process. Duncan refused to comply to Frey’s verbal commands and continued to fight with Frey until Capt. Evan Ponsler assisted Frey in gaining control of Duncan by deploying his taser. Duncan was eventually returned to his cell.

Ponsler was treated and released from a local hospital.

Duncan is now facing additional charges and is being held without bond.