Brownstown chases mean busy night for police

Brownstown police spent Thursday night and early Friday chasing and arresting people in connection with separate incidents.

The first incident was reported on the south side of town and led to the arrest of Christopher L. Peacock Jr., 36, of Seymour by Brownstown Sgt. John Long and town Reserve Officer Michael Maxie.

Long said Peacock, who was wanted on a Jackson Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear, fled from the front steps of a residence after he was spotted by police, who were there to serve the warrant.

Ignoring repeated requests to stop, Peacock fled into a wooded area behind the residence, Long said. He was caught and booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 10:54 p.m. Thursday.

Peacock, who faces a new charge of resisting law enforcement, was being held without bond Friday morning on the warrant. His bond for the resisting charge is $705.

Long also reported the arrest of a 17-year-old female and a 20-year-old Brownstown man after he responded to a report early Friday of juveniles being loud and a hitting a trailer with a bottle at Hillview Trailer Court. That report was received at 1:46 a.m.

Long said that when he arrived at the scene several people, including the 17-year-old girl, fled into the trailer court area. 

After catching the girl and arresting her on an alcohol charge, Long said he received information about two men who had left the area in a vehicle.

Long said he and Jackson County Officer Jesse Hutchinson then stopped that vehicle, which led to the arrest of William R. Cotten, 20, of Brownstown for consumption of alcohol as a minor. He was booked into the Jackson County Jail. A test showed his blood alcohol level was .093.

During a search of the teen girl, police found a pipe used for smoking methamphetamine, Long said. She was charged with possession of paraphernalia and consumption of alcohol as a minor and booked into the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center in Brownstown. Her alcohol level was recorded as .081 at the scene.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7051.