Domestic dispute leads to arrest of man


Tribune Staff Reports

A Montgomery County man who had been staying in the Seymour area for a couple of weeks was arrested on criminal charges early Tuesday after a domestic disturbance, police report.

Mason Ray Gardner, 28, of Crawfordsville, faces charges of resisting law enforcement, possession of paraphernalia and intimidation in connection with the incident, first reported Monday night in the 1700 block of Fairview Drive.

Jackson County Officer Rick Meyer responded to that residence located in a neighborhood on the southwest side of the city.

The initial report was that a man and a woman were arguing and fighting inside the residence and refusing to leave, and the man, later identified as Gardner, had threatened the owner of the home, police said.

Meyer said when he arrived at the residence, a man was standing in the driveway next to a vehicle, and a woman was inside that vehicle.

The man fled on foot when Meyer got out of his police car, and Meyer said he followed the man through several yards before losing track of him.

County officers Jesse Hutchinson and Mark Holt and Reserve Officer Charlie Murphy assisted in the search for the man along with Seymour Cpl. Adam Surface and his dog.

At 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, the homeowner reporting the incident the night before called dispatch reporting Gardner had returned to the home, Meyer said.

Meyer then went to the area and found Gardner in the road and arrested him without incident.

Gardner remained in the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown on Wednesday on $705 bond, but he also is being held on a Montgomery County warrant.

The woman involved in the incident was not arrested.

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