Man arrested for beating another with metal pipe, fleeing police


A Seymour man wanted for his role in a man being hit with a metal pipe Tuesday has been arrested, police report.

Cody Michael Hurley, 22, faces a preliminary Level 5 felony charge of battery following the incident reported to police at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 700 block of South Vine Street.

Police said Hurley struck a man with a 3-foot metal pipe as many as four times on the front porch of a home as Hurley and a woman were leaving.

The man told police he arrived at the home and Hurley began yelling questions to him about whether he was there to see the woman, police report.

Hurley then hit the man, police said.

The man told police he was hit in the chest two times and once in his lower abdomen and head, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Tuesday by Officer Kevin Settle.

Hurley and the woman then left the residence, and the man walked to Schneck Medical Center, according to court documents.

Settle said he talked with the man at hospital, where he was examined for injuries associated with the incident. The man had a small contusion on the left side of his head along with a small cut, Settle said.

Officers looked for Hurley after the incident but were not able to find him until about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.

That’s when Officer Ben Miller reported seeing Hurley at a convenience store in the 1500 block of East Tipton Street, Assistant Police Chief Craig Hayes said.

Hurley then left the station in a Dodge Caravan and turned west on Tipton Street.

Miller attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but police said Hurley continued west on Tipton Street.

Hayes said Hurley then led police on a chase that included several side streets before he pulled into a parking lot in the 1100 block of East Tipton Street and fled on foot.

Officers arrested him outside a residence in the 500 block of Miller Lane, Hayes said.

Besides the battery charge, Hurley also faces a preliminary Level 6 felony charge of resisting law enforcement and a Class A misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement and reckless driving related to the chase. Officers also found Hurley to be in possession of methamphetamine.

He was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 1:41 a.m. Wednesday and was being held without bond pending his initial court appearance.

A Level 5 felony is punishable between one and six years upon conviction. The advisory sentence is three years.

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