Man arrested for firing gun


Multiple reports of gunshots fired early Sunday morning on the south side of Seymour resulted in a man being arrested.

Rafael Tureand, 25, of Seymour faces preliminary charges of criminal recklessness with a firearm and carrying a handgun without a permit after the incident in the area of Katherine Court.

Seymour Sgt. Brandon White and officers Derrick Shelley, Mathew Carver and Jeremy Soliday responded to the area at about 5 a.m. Sunday after multiple calls about shots fired were made to police.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers located multiple spent shell casings but no reports of injuries, police said.

After investigating witness statements and checking surveillance video, officers were able to identify the suspect as Tureand.

A short time later, Reserve Officer Kevin Settle with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department located Tureand’s vehicle parked behind an adjacent apartment complex.

As the investigation continued, officers were able to determine Tureand’s location, and he was taken into custody without incident.

Police obtained a search warrant and collected the firearm Tureand used along with several others.

Tureand was taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown and is being held without bond.

Police said the incident continues to be investigated.

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