Teen free on bond arrested in domestic disturbance

A teenager free on bond for a burglary charge was returned to jail this week on criminal charges related to a different incident.

Logan R. Cooley, 19, of

Seymour, was arrested Tuesday on preliminary charges of theft, resisting law enforcement, strangulation, robbery and domestic battery.

Cooley was arrested Nov. 20 for a charge of burglary, a Level 5 felony, in connection with the theft of items from a utility shed at Seymour Country Club on Oct. 16, police said. He also was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, according to court documents.

He had been out of jail since Dec. 2 after posting a $1,000 bond.

Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said Cooley was arrested again Tuesday after officers responded to a domestic disturbance at 9:43 a.m. in the 400 block of Fountain Drive.

Abbott said a man and his girlfriend had reportedly been fighting for a few days when it escalated and became physical. Police said the man hit her, threw stuff at her and choked her. He also forcefully took some of her cash.

Abbott said the woman was able to get away and ran out the front door. That’s when the man and a friend ran east toward 13th Street near the railroad tracks behind Seymour Country Club.

Police arrived and chased the man on foot. He stopped when officers called his name, Abbott said. The friend was not arrested.

Police said Cooley admitted to officers he took the money but denied the other crimes. The cash was recovered and returned to the woman, police said.

Cooley was taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown and was being held without bond. He is set to have a pretrial conference for the burglary and drug charges Monday and a jury trial April 21.

While strangulation means the act of killing by squeezing the throat, Indiana law defines it as intentionally applying pressure to another person’s throat or obstructing their nose or mouth.