Man arrested days after domestic incident


A Seymour man was arrested four days after police said he battered a woman and held her against her will.

Lelan-Eric Wyatt Sharp, 21, faces preliminary Level 6 felony charges of criminal confinement and domestic battery after an incident reported to police Oct. 7. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of interfering with the reporting of a crime.

Police received an anonymous call that a domestic dispute was in progress at a residence in the 2600 block of Bent Tree Lane in Seymour at 2:25 p.m. Oct. 7.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Officer Clint Burcham and Reserve Officer Jonathon Tabor responded to the incident and found a woman who told them she had been in an argument with Sharp, who had already left.

The woman told officers she asked Sharp to leave and that she was calling police. The woman said that’s when Sharp took her phone and pushed her to the ground.

He then held her down as she tried to leave, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.

A warrant was issued for Sharp’s arrest Friday, and Tabor returned to the residence, where he was arrested.

Sharp was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 2:51 p.m. without bond pending his initial hearing.

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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