Walnut Hill Man In Peace Officer Battery Case Now On Life Support

(SALEM, IL) — A 35-year-old Walnut Hill man jailed after an alleged attempt to disarm a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy is reportedly on life support at a hospital in Indiana, after he was taken Monday from the jail to Salem Township Hospital and then transferred. According to family of Carl Horn, he is bruised from “head to toe” has black eyes and is on life support. According to online court records, however, Horn was furloughed from custody Tuesday so he could undergo inpatient mental health treatment. Horn was released under the condition he returns to jail upon his release from the treatment facility, say court records. A preliminary hearing in his case is tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, in Marion County Court, where he faces two Class 2 felony charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer and attempt to disarm a peace officer. Because of privacy concerns, State’s Attorney Matt Wilzbach says that without Horn’s consent, the county has no comment regarding the situation. Horn had reportedly been under suicide watch at the Marion County Jail until he was taken to the hospital Monday. Judge Mark Stedelin did not object Tuesday to motion from the state to furlough Horn for treatment. Horn was arrested December 22 after his mother called 911 from her Walnut Hill home to report her son was threatening suicide. While on scene and in the kitchen of the home, Horn allegedly said he was going to take Deputy Hannah Burr’s gun and then lunged toward the deputy’s sidearm. Burr was able to keep Horn from her gun, but two strikes from a Tazer reportedly had little effect. The struggle between Burr and Horn reportedly continued until Sgt. Deputy David Hitibidal arrived on scene and helped Burr take Horn to the ground and get him in handcuffs.