Seymour man arrested on battery charge


Seymour police arrested a man early Tuesday after they said he battered a woman and barricaded himself inside his residence.

Sebastion Nicholas Balterzar, 23, of Seymour faces a preliminary Level 6 felony charge of domestic battery in the presence of a child and a Class A misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement.

Police were called to a residence in the 400 block of Parkland Avenue early Tuesday on a report a man was threatening to harm himself after an argument.

Lt. John Watson said a woman had told police that she and others in the mobile home had locked themselves in a room to get away from Balterzar.

When police arrived, he refused to open the door to the residence, Watson said. Officers believed they heard Balterzar kicking a door in an attempt to gain entry into the room where the others were located.

Police forced their way into the home, Watson said, and Balterzar locked himself back in a bedroom. That’s when officers got the others out of the home and attempted to take him into custody.

Balterzar tried to escape through a window but went back into the room after officers tried to capture him.

Officers used a stun gun to subdue him before arresting him.

Balterzar was intoxicated during the incident, Watson said.

The woman had lacerations on her face and neck area after a physical altercation with Balterzar, police said.

Cpl. Brian Moore and officers John Armstrong, Joshua Daniel and Crystal Schapson responded to the incident.

Balterzar was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 4:06 a.m. without bond.

A Level 6 felony is punishable between six months and two and a half years upon conviction. The advisory sentence is one year.

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