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Jailer Accused of Attacking Woman

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office
Tim Jagielo
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office

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.