Bedford couple arrested after a domestic dispute

BEDFORD – Two people were arrested Friday on charges of domestic battery after warrants were issued for their arrests. 

Christopher Dyer

According to a probable cause affidavit on March 15, 2022, at 9 a.m. Lawrence County dispatchers received a report from 32-year-old Christopher Dyer who said his girlfriend, 33-year-old Elizabeth Inman injured him during a domestic fight and he wanted to file charges. 

Elizabeth Inman

Officers responded to a home in the 290 block of Old US 50 where the incident happened.

When officers arrived they spoke to Dyer. He told officers he came home from work because he was having back issues and was told by his boss to take the day off. When he got home Iman began yelling at him and told him to go back to work because the couple needed the money. 

Dyer then told Inman he was done and wanted to end the relationship and move out. 

Inman then swung at Dyer with a closed fist and hit him in the face just below the eye. Police said there was a visible mark on Dyer’s face. Dyer told police that this was not the first time she had hit him.

He then told Dyer he was calling the police and she left the house before the police arrived. Dyer did sign a battery affidavit against Inman.

While at the home Dyer packed his belongings and left the home.

At 11 a.m. Inman went to the Sheriff’s Department and spoke to an officer about the domestic dispute. Inman told police Dyer came home because he was hurting. She told police she suggested he go back to work at his old job with her brother. She told police Dyer became irate and threw her on the bed by her hair and was yelling at her and scratched the back of her neck. Police noted she did have a scratch on the back of her neck. Inman told police she did hit Dyer but it was in self-defense.

She said her son witnessed the altercation, however, the son told police he did not. The only thing he witnessed was someone yelling. He did tell police that Inman had hit Dyer in the past.

Inman filed a battery affidavit against Dyer.

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and warrants were issued for their arrests.

If you or someone you know is involved in a domestic violence situation and needs help, call Hoosier Hills PACT 24-hour crisis line at 1-888-883-1959 or visit their website at https://www.pactchangeslives.com/.

The agency can provide emergency assistance with shelter to those in domestic violence situations.  Hoosier Hills PACT also provides assistance with court advocacy, protective orders, education, outreach programs, support groups, and more.