Scott County man arrested after firing gun in an apartment


A Scott County man faces a felony charge related to a March 11 incident in which he fired a gun at two people inside an apartment in Seymour, police report.

Jordan Scott Riley, 24, of Austin made his initial appearance Monday in Jackson Circuit Court in Brownstown on a Level 2 felony charge of burglary with a deadly weapon.

The incident that led to Riley’s arrest which started at about 11:40 p.m. March 11 when dispatchers with Seymour Police Department received a call that an ex-boyfriend of a resident in an apartment on Miller Lane had broken in and discharged a firearm, according to a news release from Lt. C.J. Foster.

Patrol officers responded to the area and made contact with one of the victims, who reported his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend had entered the apartment and started a verbal confrontation that resulted in the ex-boyfriend pointing a firearm at them and discharging it.

The suspect, later identified as Riley, then left the area.

Investigators were notified of the incident, and obtained a Jackson Circuit Court search warrant to process the crime scene, Foster said.

Crime scene investigators responded and processed the scene.

Riley was later found by officers with the Austin Police Department.

Investigators and patrol officers responded to Austin to take the suspect into custody. During an interview with investigators, Riley said he was angry because of the drug use in the home while his son was sometimes present.

Also, during the interview, Riley told investigators when the gun went off in the apartment he was shot in the leg and showed investigators the gunshot wound. The suspect was then taken to the emergency room for treatment.

On March 12, investigators met with the Riley and he led them to a pond in Washington County where the firearm supposedly was.

Officers with the Washington County Sheriff Department assisted investigators. At that point, Riley was arrested for Burglary a level 2 felony and intimidation (deadly weapon) a level 5 felony. Riley was taken to the Jackson County Jail and turned over to the jail division for processing.

On March 13, Seymour investigators and conservation officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Recourses Law Enforcement Division responded to the pond in Washington County to search for the firearm. Divers with the Indiana DNR Division of Law Enforcement searched the pond for several hours without locating the firearm. The truthfulness of all parties involved regarding the location of the firearm is questionable, Foster said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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