Case Update, Arrest Warrant Issued: Rural Solsberry man accused of biting another man in the face

Update: A warrant was issued on Tuesday, September 11, for the arrest of David A. Butche after he failed to appear for his initial hearing in Greene Superior Court. For more information on this case, see story below that was posted on GreeneStreets on Monday.


A rural Solsberry man, scheduled to appear in court this afternoon, is accused of biting another man in the face.

David A. Butche, 27, of Solsberry, is facing a preliminary charge of battery resulting in bodily injury, a Class A misdemeanor.

The charge stems from an incident that occurred back in late July in the Wilderness Church area of rural Solsberry.

Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Zachary Goad and Det. Shawn Cullison responded after dispatch received a report around 9:18 p.m. on Friday, July 27, that Butche had bitten another man who was a family member.

Deputy Goad said when they arrived, he talked to the injured man who told them that during a conversation with Butche, who was upset, Butche put his arm around him then bit him three or four times. He said he kept trying to push him back but was bitten again before he was able to get away.

Deputy Goad reported the man had lacerations on his face as well as a bruise and the injury was in the shape of a bite mark.

Other officers arrived on the scene and began looking for Butche who had walked away before deputies arrived.

Goad said Butche was found on the front porch of a nearby residence, lying unconscious and unresponsive on concrete.

Butche was transported by ambulance to IU Health Bloomington due to his condition.

An Indiana State Police trooper transported the alleged victim to IU Health Bloomington for treatment of facial injuries.

Following Goad’s investigation, a criminal case was filed against Butche and a summons was issued on August 2 ordering Butche to appear in Greene Superior Court today, September 10, at 1 p.m. for an initial hearing.