Officers Respond to Domestic Disturbance Next Door to Fire in Tell City


Tell City police officials tell us when fire crews responded to a report of smoke at one home, they soon found a domestic disturbance next door.

It started with fire crews reponding to a home in the 1000 block of 9th street.

Tell City Assistant Police Chief Alan Malone says as fire officials battled the smoke, police officers approached the domestic dispute next door involving 32-year-old Roger Alvey who was in custody Sunday night.

Malone says Alvey fought police — injuring at least two officers who were sent to the hospital.

He’s facing a laundry list of charges including burglary, criminal confinement, resisting law enforcement, and battery by bodily waste.

“Once the officers arrived, they did learn of and hear an altercation going on next door to the fire. Once the officers were able to determine that there was something going on, they made entry and a struggle ensued with the suspect. And the victim was also inside the residence. She has been talked to by our detective. And we’re trying to figure out what exactly took place and what exact crimes took place so that we can get the information that we need for the charges for the prosecutor.”

This is an ongoing investigation and Eyewitness News will continue to provide details on air and online.

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