EPD investigating attack on Vectren employee

EPD investigating attack on Vectren employee

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The alleged attacker against Vectren meter reader, April Miller Johnson, 30 year-old Kim Jordan, bonded out of jail Thursday after appearing in court.

Jordan is charged with battery. She was released Thursday from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Evansville Police Officers say they found April Miller Johnson lying face down at the corner of Forrest and Tekoppel Wednesday morning with blood on her head and the sidewalk.

Johnson told police she was reading a meter when Kim Jordan and her fiancé let their two dogs out. She said the dogs charged her, so she decided to use her pepper spray that all Vectren meter readers carry.

Jordan's fiancé told police a different story. He said Johnson freaked out and overreacted.

According to the fiancé, when Johnson refused to tell them who she was, Jordan followed her down the street until she spotted a Vectren truck.

He says Jordan called Vectren, but they were't able to provide any information, so Jordan allegedly said she was going to beat Johnson. That's when officers say Jordan and her fiancé approached Johnson in a black SUV, sprayed her with something, hit her in the eye and head with a can, and left the scene.

Jordan's fiancé says they plan to file suit against Vectren for trespassing charges.

Officials at Vectren say their employees' safety is of paramount concern. They say they're working closely with EPD and the Prosecutor's Office until the matter is closed.

Jordan will be back in court October 29th at 10 a.m.

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