Police called to two violent incidents over the weekend

Stephanie Bachman

Lead News Writer



Authorities were dispatched to two different calls over the weekend: a domestic violence incident and a stabbing, according to an Indiana Borough Police incident report.

The domestic violence incident occurred at 1:55 a.m. Sunday in the 00 block of North Ninth Street. A firearm was discharged inside the residence, according to the report.

Indiana Borough Police, Pennsylvania State Police and IUP Police all responded to a citizen’s complaint about the incident.

Michael Chapman, 25, of Boyers, is the suspect. At the time of the call, Chapman was inside the residence with a handgun that he fired.

After an investigation, borough police arrested Chapman on charges of aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm within an occupied residence, simple assault and recklessly endangering another. Chapman is not an IUP student.

Chapman was taken to the Indiana County Jail and will face arraignment before District Judge Susanne Steffee, of Homer City.

An officer of the borough police department said no information could be released about the stabbing due to the ongoing investigation.