Man accused of strangling girlfriend

A 21-year-old man accused of strangling his girlfriend until she was unconscious because she wouldn’t make pancakes for him was arrested Wednesday night in Brownstown.

Tyler David Chaney of Brownstown faces a Level 3 felony charge of aggravated battery and a Level 6 felony charge of strangulation in connection with the incident, initially reported at 3:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of South County Road 150W.

The 17-year-old girl was treated by Jackson County Emergency Medical Services personnel and taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for further treatment before being released, according to a news release from Jackson County Officer Adam Nicholson.

The investigation that led to Chaney’s arrest began after Nicholson responded to a report of a family fight at a residence.

Nicholson said he was told by a witness the incident began when Chaney became mad at the girl because she wouldn’t make pancakes for him.

The witness, who is a member of the girl’s family, said Chaney hit her in the head several times, Nicholson said.

Chaney also had bit and choked the girl until she was unconscious, the witness told police. He then left the residence on foot before police could arrive.

Chaney later was found and arrested at an apartment in the 200 block of West Spring Street in Brownstown.

He was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday and was being held without bond pending his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.

Detective Bob Lucas, Jackson County Officer Dustin Steward, Jackson County Reserve Officer Brent Terry and Brownstown Officer John Long assisted with the investigation.

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