Man arrested after firing shots


Officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man Thursday evening while investigating a report of shots being fired in the 5100 block of East County Road 100S in the Seymour area.

Chamber Ball, 18, of Seymour faces charges of intimidation where the person draws or uses a deadly weapon, a Level 5 felony, and carrying a handgun without a license, a Class A misdemeanor.

At approximately 7:08 p.m. Thursday, officers Billy Dishman and Kevin Settle received a report of shots being fired in Seymour. Before they arrived on the scene, the caller advised that the male suspect had left, according to a news release from Sheriff Rick Meyer.

The caller was able to provide a vehicle description to a dispatcher.

Crothersville Police Department Officer Jonathon Tabor later found the vehicle traveling southbound on U.S. 31 north of State Road 250 and was able to stop and detain Ball, the driver of the vehicle, for questioning regarding the incident.

Ball admitted to Dishman he was the person who fired a gun twice. He also initially told police the gun was not his and he didn’t have it.

After further investigation, police were able to determine Ball was the owner of the gun and had thrown it out of the vehicle window while fleeing the scene of the incident.

After learning of where the gun might be, Dishman began a search and found the gun along with two spent shell casings from the scene. The gun and casings were seized as evidence.

Ball was arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 8:44 p.m. Thursday. He is being held without bond.

Brownstown Police Department Officer John Amis also assisted with the investigation.

In Indiana, a Level 5 felony means one to six years in prison with an advisory sentence of three years if convicted.

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