Two arrested after incident involving gun


A Seymour woman and Greenwood man each face charges after an incident involving a gun on the city’s north side, police report.

Leigha G. Brown, 33, faces a preliminary Level 6 felony of possession of a syringe and Charles Jermaine Coleman, 37, faces two preliminary Level 6 felonies of unlawful carrying of a handgun and unlawful carrying of a handgun without a permit following an incident in the 600 block of North Broadway Street in Seymour on Thursday.

Coleman also faces a Class B misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana/hashish and a Class C misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.

Seymour Officer Crystal Schapson was dispatched to a residence after a homeowner reported there was a man trying to enter his residence with a firearm, Lt. John Watson said.

The homeowner had a surveillance video camera outside the residence and saw Coleman, Brown, and another man and woman arrive in a vehicle, police said.

When Schapson arrived on scene, she found the suspects and held them at gunpoint.

Cpl. Jacob Florine and officers John Armstrong and Chris McCoy also arrived to assist, Watson said.

Officers found a syringe, drug paraphernalia, and a .9 mm handgun under Coleman’s seat in the back of the car during a search. A fully loaded magazine, which contained three hollow point rounds of ammunition and seven rounds of ball ammunition also was found.

One hollow point round was seated in the chamber, according to a police report by Schapson.

Brown and Coleman were booked around 9:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Jail Thursday without bond.

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