Seymour woman arrested in domestic dispute

A Seymour woman was arrested Sunday after allegedly firing a handgun during a domestic dispute.

A spokesperson with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department says that deputies were called to the 300 block of Mutton Creek Drive at 9:50 p.m. It was reported that a woman inside the home fired a gun at least twice. When deputies arrived, they spoke with a man who was standing outside. The man reportedly told authorities that he had gotten into an argument with 39-year-old Crystal Black. He went on to say that the argument escalated, leading to Black punching him in the face, before retrieving a handgun from a safe and firing it twice in the direction of the bathroom that he was in. Authorities say that a 14-year-old girl was also in the home.

Sheriff’s officials say that deputies tried to make contact with Black, but they got no response. They say that dispatchers were able to make contact with the woman, via telephone, and got her to surrender.

Black was arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Minor and Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon, both Level 6 felonies.