Officers: Youth helps stop domestic disburbance


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Police credit an 11-year-old youth with helping break up a domestic disturbance that led to the arrest Friday of a Jennings County man.

Michael S. Roy, 33, of North Vernon faces a Class D felony charge of domestic battery in the presence of a minor and a Class A misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement, according to a news release from Officer Justin W. Black.

Black, North Vernon's public information officer, said Roy was arrested by officers responding Friday afternoon to a report of a domestic violence situation at an apartment complex in the 200 block of East Walnut Street.

During the investigation, police said they learned a male had pinned a female on the floor during the fight and that an 11-year-old juvenile had helped break it up.

After Roy had been placed into handcuffs, he then started to resist officers, police reported, and during the ensuing scuffle, Roy and officers fell on a patch of ice. Roy received a small cut on his head and was treated before being booked into the Jennings County Jail at 3:59 p.m. Friday, police said.

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