Man arrested on domestic battery charges after police respond to a dispute in November

BEDFORD – A West Baden Springs man was arrested after Bedford Police officers responded to a 911 call with no one on the end of the call at 12:34 a.m. on November 29, 2022, at 1507 4th Street. The dispatcher could hear a possible domestic fight in the background.

Just before police arrived dispatch received a second call from a neighbor reporting there was a female with children inside a silver SUV in the driveway at 1507 4th Street and a male standing outside of the vehicle hitting it with his fists.

Cody Bellamy

When police arrived they spoke to the female who reported she had been inside with 25-year-old Cody Bellamy arguing. When Bellamy noticed she was recording the argument. He then attacked her, choked her, and slammed her down causing her to urinate herself. She was able to escape and ran across the street to a neighbor’s house to get help but Bellamy followed her and drug her down some stairs, grabbing her face and throat making it hard to breathe. He then grabbed her by the arm and took her across the street to the vehicle. Once in the vehicle, she told Bellamy she needed her phone. She took the phone from Bellamy and called 911. Bellamy got angry and attacked her inside the vehicle.

Bellamy told police he and the woman were arguing in the house and he attempted to leave but the woman locked the door to prevent him from leaving. When he was leaving the home the woman called 911. Then he took her phone but gave it right back. He then told the woman he was finished with this relationship and she attempted to hug him and he put his hands up to prevent the hug. She then grabbed his neck and attempted to pull him closer and when he pulled away she scratched him on both sides of his neck. He again told her he was leaving and was going to walk to Brownstown. She told Bellamy she didn’t want him to walk and offered to give him a ride. He was getting the kids ready and the car keys when he heard the woman inside the vehicle honking the horn and yelling. After getting the kids in the vehicle, the woman didn’t drive off, instead, she waited for the police to arrive.

Bellamy gathered his belongings and was given a ride to the Men’s Warming Shelter.

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Bellamy’s arrest on charges of domestic battery, domestic battery in the presence of a child, strangulation, and interfering with a 911 call.