Jailer Accused of Attacking Woman
Confinement Officer Austin Blake Chandler, 25, was booked into the jail on charges of strangulation and battery
Evansville Police have arrested a Vanderburgh County confinement officer for allegedly punching and choking a woman. WNIN’s John Gibson has the story:
Records indicate 25-year-old Austin Blake Chandler was booked into the jail -- where he works -- on preliminary charges of strangulation, domestic battery, and battery committed in the presence of a child.
Chandler is accused of attacking the woman at an East Side apartment complex Sunday morning.
Police responded to the scene when a neighbor reported hearing the victim screaming that she couldn’t breathe and a child crying.
In a statement, Sheriff Noah Robinson says Chandler was immediately placed on unpaid suspension pending a personnel investigation and court disposition.
Chandler was scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.