Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
Brownstown, Indiana
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Weapon Fired in Anger

    Thomas J. Young


Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies and ISP Troopers responded to a 9-1-1 report of shots fired near Ironwood Apartments east of Seymour on December 3rd .


At the scene, Deputy Jeff Walters received information that five to seven gunshots were heard and that they came from a residence behind the Apartment Building. A neighbor then reported the shots came from a home on Colvin Court.


Walters then saw a male subject exiting the Colvin Court home holding a handgun by his side. Walters ordered the male several times to drop the weapon, and he finally complied.


Walters then took Thomas J. Young, 39 into custody. Young told Walters he was upset with his neighbor and wanted to scare them so he fired 7 gunshots into the ground. The neighbor’s home is approximately 20 feet from Young’s.


Walters retrieved Young’s Remington .380 pistol and transported Young to the Jackson County Jail where he faces a charge of Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon, a Level 6 Felony.


Assisting was Jackson County Deputy Rob Henley, ISP Troopers Rob Simpson, Ed Olibo, Seth Davidson and Chris Lockman.