Domestic dispute ends in arrest of suspect

Murriel D. Ramey. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

A Columbus man was arrested after domestic dispute in a Bartholomew County motel room.

Bartholomew County deputies were called to a motel in the 11 thousand 7 hundred block of North U.S. 31 at about 12:14 a.m. this morning on a report of a possible battery.

Deputies allowed a woman to remove her belongings from the hotel room before securing it. Officers found the suspect, 37-year-old Murriel D. Ramey of Columbus, in the parking lot. After being taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be checked out, he was arrested on preliminary charges of confinement, strangulation and domestic battery.

Chief Deputy, Major Chris Lane, says that if you are experiencing unwanted physical or emotional behaviours in your relationship, there is help available.

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services has a hotline that is open around the clock. You can call 800-221-6311 or 812-379-9855 to speak with a trained advocate.