Seymour man faces murder charge


A 44-year-old Seymour man was arrested Monday afternoon in the Reddington area for the murder of a 19-year-old woman, police report.

Brian Michael Cogdill was arrested without incident at a home off U.S. 31 in the 10000 block of East County Road 800N north of Seymour, Sheriff Michael Carothers said.

Cogdill is charged with the murder of Emma Jean Jamison, who was living in Seymour but was from Lebanon, Carothers said.

According to Jamison’s obituary from Myers Mortuary in Lebanon, she worked at Hardee’s in Seymour and was the daughter of Shelly M. Jamison, who also lives in Seymour. Emma Jamison’s sister, Erin Marie Bradshaw, lives in Seymour, and she is survived by three brothers, Joseph (Becky) White of Crocker, Missouri; Joshua (Mickie) White of Tangier; and
Brandon (Samantha) Jamison of Lebanon.

Police said the murder took place Thursday at a residence near the East Fork White River south of the Indiana American Water Co.

Circumstances of her murder were not released and police continue to investigate the incident.

“We’re still working on that part of it,” Carothers said. He did not know whether the two were in a relationship, but police believe they were at some point.

Emma Jean Jamison
Emma Jean Jamison

Jackson County Detective Tom Barker is leading the investigation and has conducted three interviews and completing paperwork to submit to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Carothers said.

“We’re trying to get everything in line on it,” he said.

Police surrounded the home where Cogdill was arrested shortly after 3 p.m., and Seymour police officers spoke with him over the phone to get him to come out of the home, according to police traffic.

Cogdill was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 4:18 p.m. without bond pending his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.

Murder is punishable by 45 to 65 years in prison upon conviction. The advisory sentence is 55 years.

This story will be updated.

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