Scottsburg man arrested following domestic incident


An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in Seymour after battering a woman and holding her against her will, police said.

Drew Donovan Ingram Vanderpohl of Scottsburg faces two preliminary Level 6 felony charges of domestic battery and criminal confinement.

Police were called to the 2600 block of Outlet Boulevard at 9:08 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a man and woman arguing.

Police Chief Bill Abbott said Vanderpohl and a woman with whom he was in a relationship had been arguing about a domestic issue when she called a friend.

Vanderpohl then became angry and tried to take the cellphone away from her, police said.

Abbott said that’s when a physical altercation between the two started, and Vanderpohl held her against a wall with his hand across her mouth at one point.

“He ultimately held her down on a couch for a short period of time,” Abbott said. “He tried to keep her from calling for help or yelling for help.”

The woman, who is pregnant, was able to free herself and call a relative, who then called police.

When interviewed by police, Vanderpohl said the woman battered him first and had busted his lip during the altercation.

“He claimed an injury to his lip, but there was no visible injury to his lip,” Abbott said.

Officers Ben Miller, Blake McCrary, Jeremy Soliday and Brandon White responded to the incident.

Vanderpohl was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 10:38 p.m. Tuesday without bond.

A Level 6 felony is punishable between six months and two and a half years upon conviction.

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