Sixth suspect arrested in assault at motel

Police have arrested a sixth suspect in connection with a drug-related assault that sent an 18-year-old man to the hospital with head and facial injuries.

That incident took place Oct. 15 at Allstate Inn on the far east side of Seymour.

On Wednesday, Noah Ray, 19, of Greensburg turned himself in at the Greensburg Police Department. He was transported back to Jackson County, where he was interviewed by police and provided additional information about the incident.

Ray faces charges of burglary, confinement, kidnapping, battery resulting in serious bodily injury and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

The victim told police he was struck in the head twice by a handgun wielded by Ray, who also pointed the gun at the victim’s forehead and threatened him and his daughter.

Others arrested Tuesday on similar charges were Jacqueline Silvers, 26, of Brownstown; Isaiah Emery, 22, of Brownstown; Shannon Barger, 18, of Seymour; James Gibbs, 18, of Brownstown; and Patrick Silvers, 20, of Bedford.

At 9:16 p.m. Oct. 15, the Seymour Police Department received a call about an injured male in the emergency room at Schneck Medical Center.

Once at the hospital, Officer Jessiah Watts learned the 18-year-old victim had been pistol-whipped in the head at Allstate Inn, where he had been hanging out with friends.

The victim told Watts he had been assaulted for not paying Patrick Silvers $200 for an ounce of marijuana.

At least six people showed up at the motel and assaulted the victim in the parking lot, according to a news release from Lt. C.J. Foster. They then took the victim’s friend at gunpoint and forced him back into the motel room, police said.

While in the motel room, the victim and his two friends were all held at gunpoint, according to police reports. The suspects continued to beat the victim and before leaving took cellphones, two dogs and a tattoo machine.

The dogs were later found tied up in Vallonia and returned unharmed.

Security footage showed the assailants left the motel at 8:30 p.m. in a Honda Odyssey van, which was later located in Brownstown by officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Brownstown Police Department.

Also assisting with the case was the Bedford Police Department.

The incident is not related to previous drug-related shootings that happened earlier this month and in September, police said.