Seymour man arrested for confinement, intimidation, battery


A Seymour man was arrested Friday by police investigating a report of a woman who failed to return to her workplace after a break.

James A. Hampton Jr., 53, was arrested on charges of criminal confinement with moderate bodily injury, a Level 4 felony, and intimidation and domestic battery, both Level 6 felonies, in connection with the incident, according to a news release from Lt. C.J. Foster with the Seymour Police Department.

On Thursday, the department received a request for a welfare check on a female who hadn’t returned to work after a break.

Officers were unable to locate her at that time after checking the area where she had last been seen and other areas, Foster said.

On Friday, Seymour police learned the female had reached out to someone and gave her possible location. Officers were then able to locate her using technology, Foster said.

The Columbus Police Department also provided help in finding the woman, he said.

During an interview with investigators, the female said an ex-boyfriend pulled her into a vehicle and then battered her several times.

After police attempted to interview the suspect, he became combative with a Columbus officer and was not interviewed.

A Level 4 felony is punishable by two to 12 years in prison with an advisory sentence of six years if convicted.

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