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Roachdale man arrested after firing weapon in domestic incident

Friday, May 13, 2011

ROACHDALE -- A 34-year-old Putnam County man was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly threatening harm to his wife with a firearm in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 8, Troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville reported.

Troopers arrested Jonathon Day, Roachdale, without incident at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of his mother in Roachdale.

Day was arrested on a Putnam Circuit Court warrant for criminal recklessness, a Class C felony; criminal confinement, a Class B felony; and domestic battery, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Indiana State Police Trooper Mike Wood initiated the investigation after being contacted by the Putnam County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to assist them with allegations of domestic issues involving a handgun at the Jonathon Day home in Roachdale.

Putnam County DCS received a tip that children were allegedly in the home at the time of incident and requested help from the Putnamville Post.

During the investigation, Trooper Wood developed information alleging Day became enraged at his wife, Jennifer Day, over marital issues, made aggressive physical contact with her, held her in the home against her will and discharged a firearm in close proximity to her.

The incident was reportedly calmed minutes later by Day's mother, who lives next door. The domestic situation began at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday.

Troopers were not contacted until the early evening hours of Wednesday, May 11 and in less than 24 hours, the case was investigated and an arrest was made.

Assisting Wood in the investigation were ISP Det. Jim Dungan and Troopers B.J. Patterson and Brian Thomas, along with representatives of the Indiana Department of Child Services (Putnam County), Putnam County Prosecutor's Office and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

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Oh Jon, why ruin your life like this? You are a very nice guy. I'll be praying for your family!

-- Posted by josam on Fri, May 13, 2011, at 12:54 PM

During the investigation, Trooper Wood developed information alleging Day became enraged at his wife.

I have never heard of someone developing information before. Normally, I think you learn of information, acquire information, receive information... etc

-- Posted by anonymous101 on Fri, May 13, 2011, at 6:21 PM



-- Posted by jt money on Fri, May 13, 2011, at 7:09 PM

I am so sorry for his wife , Jen and Jon I will pray for you may god help ...

-- Posted by tete on Fri, May 13, 2011, at 9:52 PM

Jennifer is a wonderful person and Jon I never would have guessed you to be this way !Thank god your mom was there to save her life !

-- Posted by tete on Fri, May 13, 2011, at 9:54 PM

Wow just goes to show you never know what happens behind closed doors. Very sad.

-- Posted by jakeboy on Fri, May 13, 2011, at 11:33 PM

This is so out of character for Jon.

Something pushed him to his breaking point.

We all have our own breaking point!

-- Posted by BobbyF on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 9:06 AM

@BobbyF you are right we all do have a breaking point however, one needs to be held accountable for their actions. It is never ok to put anyone in harms way no matter what YOUR breaking point is. Im pretty sure this isn't the first he has done this. (breaking her nose with a baseball)hmmm. It is never ok to put your hands on someone else period.

-- Posted by jakeboy on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 9:52 AM

Why is everyone "poor Jon"? His wife was yanked out of bed at 3 in the morning, while she was sound asleep, and had a hand gun put to her head and told her she had to die repeatly. Then, he shot inches from her head. He is where he deserves to be. Besides, he has previously abused her.

-- Posted by gotme3 on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 12:36 PM

How true is the saying "Nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors" I have know Jon and his wife for years, and I am applauded, ashamed, and concerned about Jon conduct. There is no reason for anyone to take this kind of action on anyone, if your that unhappy, just walk away. These children will never forget this and will live with this forever. So SHAME ON YOU JON DAY, there is no excuse for this kind of behavior, and I hope you sit in prison for a long time and take the time to reflect on your actions. I pray for his wife, children, her parents and family members who have to deal with this.

-- Posted by IndianaHomeTownGirl on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 5:28 PM