Woman accused of hitting boyfriend, firing gun

A 39-year-old woman faces felony charges after firing two shots during a domestic dispute Sunday night east of Seymour, police report.

Crystal J. Michelle Black of Seymour was arrested on Level 6 felony charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and domestic battery in the presence of a minor after the incident in the 300 block of Mutton Creek Drive, according to a report from Jackson County Officer Rick Meyer.

Meyer said Black’s arrest stemmed from his investigation into a domestic dispute that began at about 9:50 p.m.

He said when he arrived at the scene, Black’s boyfriend was outside the home and told police a woman was inside the house in their bedroom and she had fired a gun at least two times.

Meyer said he went into the house and tried to get Black to come out of the bedroom but did not receive any response.

He said he then asked his dispatchers to call her, and she agreed to come outside the bedroom.

During the investigation, Meyer said he was able to determine Black and the man had been arguing, and it escalated to the point where Black struck the man in the face with her fist.

She later took a gun from a safe in the bedroom closet and shot rounds into the direction of the master bathroom, where the man was at the time, Meyer said.

A 14-year-old girl also was inside the house at the time of the incident.

Black was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 10:50 p.m. Sunday and was being held without bond on the two Level 6 felony charges pending her initial hearing.

Officer Jesse Hutchinson and Reserve Officer Greg Murphy assisted along with Indiana State Police Trooper Brent Lykins.

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