Seymour man arrested for aggravated battery


By Mitchell Banks | The Tribune

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A report of a man who had been battered late Thursday evening in Seymour has led to an arrest.

Serafin Trujillo-Bautista, 33, of Seymour faces a Level 3 felony charge of aggravated battery in connection with the incident.

At approximately 11:02 p.m. Thursday, Seymour police responded to Taco Mix, 205 N. O’Brien St., where they found a man, Rigoberto Zayos Cantu, lying on the ground. Jackson County Emergency Medical Services was called to the scene, and medical personnel rushed Cantu to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

He had multiple injuries to his facial area and was placed on life support, according to a news release from Seymour Police Department Lt. C.J. Foster.

Cantu later was taken off of life support but will likely be able to recover, Foster said Monday afternoon.

Seymour officers obtained information that led them to apartments at 101 E. Seventh St. in Seymour. They were able to find the crime scene under a pavilion between two apartment buildings, where blood and alcoholic beverage containers were found.

The crime scene was processed by investigators, and after they conducted interviews, Trujillo-Bautista was developed as a suspect.

After locating Trujillo-Bautista at his residence, police took him to the Seymour Police Department for questioning. He declined to be interviewed.

On arrival at the police station, evidence of the crime was able to be located on Trujillo-Bautista’s person, clothing and shoes, Foster said.

Trujillo-Bautista was taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where he was booked in at 5:57 a.m. Saturday.

In Indiana, a Level 3 felony carries a potential prison term of three to 16 years in prison with an advisory sentence of 30 years upon conviction.

The investigation is ongoing.

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