Dispute at house leads to drug arrest

Police arrested a Brown County man on two warrants the evening of Sept. 1 after being called to a home on Gatesville Road for a domestic dispute.

Police responded to the home at around 8 p.m. for a dispute between two family members. The address belonged to Tyler J. Asbury, 23, who was wanted. Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Colton Magner was let into the home via a back door.

Magner noted in his report that Asbury appeared agitated. Magner told him not to go out the front door or he would be tasered.

Asbury then reached into his pocket and sat down on a couch. Magner reported seeing Asbury remove what appeared to be capped syringes from his pocket and shove them in the couch, the affidavit states. Magner told Asbury he saw what he was doing and placed him under arrest.

While searching Asbury, Magner found a spoon in a front pocket wrapped in aluminum foil, and a plastic wrapper, according to the police report.

Asbury was charged Sept. 5 with unlawful possession of a syringe, a Level 6 felony, and possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor. The charges were elevated to Level 5 felony and Class A misdemeanor charges due to Asbury’s prior convictions in Marion and Johnson counties.