MEDIA RELEASE - JULY 3, 2018
At 11:56 PM on June 29, 2018, Midland County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a delayed assault complaint. The complainant, a 34 year old Midland man, advised that he was assaulted earlier in the evening by a 56 year old man at The Creek restaurant located at 1259 South Poseyville Road, Midland Township.
The complainant/victim was, Jesse Walle, who was an employee of the restaurant. He advised deputies that he left work around 8:30 PM that evening. Mr. Walle received a text message from his employer a short time later wondering why he had left when it was busy. He returned to work around 9:00 PM where he and his employer got into an argument.
Mr. Walle and his employer got into a short altercation that was broken up by other employees. Mr. Walle then left the restaurant. He called to make an assault report a few hours later. Mr. Walle had minor injuries which consisted of a bloody lip and soreness to his neck area and eye. He advised that he didn't need medical attention. Mr. Walle told deputies that he didn't want to press charges for the assault but wanted the incident documented. He requested that the deputy not make contact with the other party involved. The Deputy cleared his residence at 12:47 AM.
On June 30th at approximately 8:41 AM, Midland City Police were dispatched to Mr. Walle's residence after a family member found him deceased.
An autopsy has been conducted. Once the results of the autopsy and toxicology report have been received, a report will be forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney Office for review.
Sheriff Scott Stephenson