A former Vigo County Commissioner was arrested on Friday last week.
David Decker is facing battery charges after a family dispute.
Decker’s niece filed a report with police stating he confronted her aggressively and then punched her in the mouth and kicked her in the stomach. She eventually got away from Decker and dialed 911.
Decker was arrested on a felony battery warrant and will appear in court for trial on January 7 next year.
He pleaded guilty to a felony drug conviction of distributing methamphetamine in 2009. Decker served time in prison for that offense.