Claypool Man Faces Battery and Gun Charges
CLAYPOOL — A Claypool man was recently arrested after allegedly battering a woman while in possession of a stolen firearm.
Jordan Alexander Scott, 30, 5514 W. 500S, Claypool, is charged with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a level 4 felony; theft, a level 5 felony; domestic battery with a child under 16 present, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor.
On Nov. 6, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a domestic dispute in which the suspect had a firearm. Upon arrival at the scene, the deputy spoke with Scott, who said he and a woman had an argument.
When asked if there was a firearm in the home, Scott said there had been but that it was no longer there. According to court documents, Scott allegedly asked if there was somewhere he could get rid of a “legal” firearm and admitted he could not legally possess a firearm. He then said there was a firearm inside a bag in the home. Scott said he lied about the firearm since he knew he was not allowed to have a gun.
Officers later discovered the firearm was reported stolen from Allen County in June 2019.
The woman said she and Scott were arguing when Scott punched her repeatedly. She said she was holding a child when Scott began punching her.
Scott is classified as a serious violent felon, having been previously convicted of battery resulting in bodily injury to a pregnant woman in Kosciusko County in February 2019.
He also has prior convictions for battery resulting in bodily injury and battery by means of a deadly weapon.
For this case, Scott was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Nov. 6.