Seymour man arrested on weapon, drug charges


Staff Reports

A Jackson County man has been arrested on weapon and drug charges as part of an investigation into a windshield that had been shot sometime early Saturday morning.

Tyson Benjamin Marshall, 34, of Seymour faces preliminary charges of possession of a handgun without a permit while having a previous felony conviction, a Level 5 felony, and possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor.

Those charges stem from an incident in which police were called to a home in the 1300 block of West Second Street at about 7:21 p.m. Saturday in reference to a windshield that had been shot, according to a news release from Lt. C.J. Foster with the Seymour Police Department.

When officers arrived at the scene, they spoke with the owner of the vehicle, Foster said.

He said they believed the incident occurred around 4 a.m. Saturday as there had been a lot of noise and car alarms were going off at the time.

During the investigation, patrolman came into contact with Marshall, and a Taurus .380-caliber handgun was seized from him, Foster said.

A Jackson Superior Court I search warrant was then obtained by police to search Marshall’s apartment.

Investigators with the Seymour Police Department responded to the scene and conducted an interview with Marshall, but he was not forthcoming with any information, Foster said.

Police also searched Marshall’s apartment for evidence and found more weapons, ammunition and marijuana, Foster said.

The vehicle that had been shot also was searched, and evidence was recovered from it, Foster said.

Marshall, who was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 11:56 p.m., had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Shelby County. He was being held without bond Monday afternoon.

Foster said police later learned the handgun Marshall had in his possession may possibly be stolen out of Bartholomew County. The investigation is continuing, and charges may be possible in connection with the gun.

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