Delaware County Prosecutor indicts former Ohio State Football captain, Kirk Barton
Former Ohio State Football captain Kirk Barton has been indicted by the Delaware County Prosecutor following an incident with a Delaware County Sheriff Deputy.
“The owner of the Bogey requested an intoxicated male patron be escorted out of the establishment,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “The patron became uncooperative and slammed Deputy Andrew Lee’s arm in the door of a taxi as Deputy Lee attempted to secure safe transport for Mr. Barton.”
Deputy Lee sustained bruising to his arm and a cut on his elbow.
Barton, 33, is charged with one count of assault, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony.
Barton played offensive line for Ohio State from 2004-2007, and he served as a team captain in 2007.
The Delaware County Prosecutor's Office said that an arraignment date for Barton has not yet been set.