An incident involving a man threatening people with a firearm Saturday at a residence near Hayden led to the arrest of two Jackson County residents on multiple charges, police report.
Michael Shuffitt, 30, of Seymour faces Level 4 felony charges of possession of a firearm by a violent felon and dealing in a narcotic drug; and Level 6 felony charges of possession of a syringe, possession of methamphetamine and visiting/maintaining a common nuisance, according to a report from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.
Caitlin Rhodes, 24, also of Seymour, faces a Level 4 felony charge of dealing in a narcotic drug; Level 6 felony charges of possession of a syringe, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of methamphetamine and visiting/maintaining a common nuisance; and a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.
The two were arrested by police responding to the residence at about 2 a.m. after receiving information that a man with a firearm — later identified as Shuffitt — was inside threatening residents and anyone who contacted police.
Shuffitt was taken into custody without incident, police report.
During the subsequent investigation, police reported discovering heroin, methamphetamine, syringes, scales, paraphernalia, approximately $1,200 in cash and a firearm.
Shuffitt, who also faces a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia and a Class B misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana, was booked into the Jennings County Jail, where he was held on a $6,255 cash bond Monday. He also was arrested on a Bartholomew County warrant for a Class B felony charge of burglary.
Rhodes was booked into the Jennings County Jail and was being held on a $3,155 cash bond Monday.
Officer Thomas Mellencamp investigated and was assisted by Officer Doug Brown, Reserve Sgt. Jason Litterell and reserve officers Kyle Lee and Christopher Gholson.