Man sought since November arrested

A man police had been searching for since an incident in November was found and arrested Friday.

Timothy Edwards, 31, of Medora, was arrested at his Scott Street residence after officers Rick Meyer and Jesse Hutchinson with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department found him hiding in a bedroom behind a door.

Officers had been actively searching for Edwards since Nov. 21, when Meyer and Officer Rob Henley responded to a report of battery at the home.

During the investigation, Meyer learned Edwards had battered and allegedly strangled a 16-year-old male. Meyer also learned Edwards had a parole warrant.

But during that visit to the residence, Edwards wasn’t home.

Since then, officers had stopped at Edwards’ home several times and also checked other places he could have been staying, Meyer said.

After Edwards was found and arrested Friday, he was taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where he was being held with no bond. He was arrested for his parole warrant, battery with bodily injury and strangulation.

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Zach Spicer is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at zspicer@tribtown.com or 812-523-7080.