(SEYMOUR) – A Seymour man was arrested early Friday morning after police say he injured a woman during a domestic fight.
Seymour Police officers arrested 44-year-old Kevin Sheriff on felony charges of domestic battery in the presence of a child and strangulation.
Officers were called to a residence in the 100 block of South O’Brien Street after a 911 call at 3:30 a.m.
According to Police Chief Bill Abbott, the woman told police Sheriff shoved her against a wall and put his hands around her neck and choked her until she lost consciousness. The woman came to a few minutes later and attempted to call police but he knocked the phone from her hands multiple times.
The woman then went outside and he followed her before throwing a potted plant at her. Sheriff then took off on foot.
The woman suffered bruising on her arms and neck.
Police found Sheriff near the former Indiana State Police post in the 700 block of East Tipton Street. He told police the woman was the one who got aggressive and he denied injuring her.
Police say Sheriff was intoxicated and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.182 percent.