Hope man arrested on murder charge

A Bartholomew County man was arrested this morning on a murder charge.

Few details about the arrest of Tobias E. Au, 30, of Hope are available at this time.

Au, who was arrested by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown on the murder charge at 11:43 a.m. today and is being held without bond pending his initial court hearing.

According to a news release from Lt. Adam Nicholson with the sheriff’s department, police responded to a report of a shooting in the eastern part of the county at 5:37 a.m. today.

When officers arrived, they found a deceased man, and Au and a witness to the shooting were interviewed, Nicholson said.

According to the county police incident log, a man reported he had shot a man who was violating a protective order at an apartment in the 2700 block of Bent Tree Lane in Seymour. That call was received by dispatch at 5:39 a.m.

More details will be released as soon as they become available.