Aurora council candidate charged with beating up SD superintendent

Richard Orcutt, 52, an Aurora City Council candidate, has been charged with battery resulting in serious bodily injury after he allegedly shoved and struck South Dearborn Schools Superintendent Eric Lows several times Wednesday, April 10.

County deputies were dispatched at about 8:15 a.m. to the school district’s administration office, 6109 Squire Place, where they learned Orcutt had been speaking to Lows about an issue regarding his wife, who is a district bus driver.

“During the conversation, Orcutt became irate and struck Superintendent Lows in the head multiple times with his cell phone,” said Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens in a press release.

The superintendent’s head was lacerated, which caused “a lot of bleeding and extreme pain.”

Assistant Superintendent Chris Tanner heard the altercation, and removed Orcutt from the building. He also got Orcutt’s license plate number.

Aurora police located Orcutt on U.S. 50 in Aurora.

Orcutt is charged in Dearborn Superior Court II, Lawrenceburg, with battery resulting in serious bodily injury, a Level 5 felony.

The Democrat is unopposed for Aurora Council-at-large in the Tuesday, May 7, Primary Election.

Lows later was treated at Highpoint Health, Lawrenceburg, and released.

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