Peru, IN – A report of a domestic disturbance at Arrowhead Estates led to the arrest of a man and a woman on drug charges last Sunday, August 25, 2019.
Peru Police Officers were called to a residence in the 300 block of Apache Dr. for a report of a domestic disturbance at approximately 8:43 p.m. While en route, officers were advised that the complainant could hear a female screaming for help and could also see a male hitting the female through a window.
Upon arrival, Officer Brok Westfall could hear the female screaming. He attempted to open the front door, but it was locked. Due to the urgent nature of the call, Officer Westfall kicked open the front door and entered the residence. He drew his service weapon and flashlight and proceeded upstairs to the sounds of the screams.
Upon entering the upstairs bedroom, Officer Westfall observed a male, later identified as Cody L. Brock, 25 of Peru and a female, later identified as Ashley N. Hubbard standing next to the bed. It appeared to Officer Westfall that Mr. Brock had Ms. Hubbard backed into a corner.
Officer Westfall ordered Mr. Brock to show his hands. Mr. Brock then reached with his left hand towards his left pocket. Westfall again ordered Brock to show his hands. Brock ignored the command and with his left hand started to go behind his body. Westfall put his service weapon away and grabbed for Brock’s left arm. Officer Shoffner grabbed Brock’s right hand and the officers were able to take him to the ground.
Once on the ground, Officer Westfall located a black butterfly knife right by Brock’s right side. He grabbed the knife and tossed it away from Brock.
Both officers continued to struggle with Brock as he continued to refuse commands to stop resisting and rollover.
Officer Westfall then removed his taser and placed it on Brock’s back and instructed him to give them his hands or he would be tazed. Brock then complied with the orders and officers were able to place him into handcuffs.
Another knife was located on Brock’s person after being placed in handcuffs in his right front pant pocket.
Officer Shoffner then escorted Brock to a patrol car. While standing in the bedroom, in plain view, Officer Westfall observed a clear glass pipe laying on the ground in the area where Cody and Ashley were standing. The pipe had a white residue on it.
Officer Westfall then went downstairs to talk with the other officers and Ms. Hubbard. Ms. Hubbard had advised Officer Doren that nothing physical had taken place between her and Mr. Brock. She advised that the only thing Brock did was place his hand over her mouth so she would stop yelling.
Ms. Hubbard was then read her Miranda warning and was asked about the pipe in the bedroom. She claimed to know nothing about the pipe. Ms. Hubbard was asked and refused to sign a consent to search form for the apartment.
Officer Shoffner then spoke with Mr. Brock about the paraphernalia located in the bedroom and he denied any knowledge of the item. He was then transported to the Miami County Jail.
Officer Westfall then contacted Miami County Prosecutor Jeff Sinkovics to seek a search warrant for the residence. At 10:08 p.m. on August 25, 2019, a search warrant was obtained from Judge Grund for the residence.
A search of the residence would locate a clear plastic bag that contained several “dime” sized bags in the top drawer of the nightstand on the left side of the bed. Lt. Ulery advised that he located a clear plastic bag that contained a crystal-like substance which would test positive for Methamphetamine and weigh approximately 1.1 grams, a digital scale, and a 100-gram weight in the second drawer of the dresser.
Ms. Johnson was then placed under arrest and transported to the Miami County Jail.
Cody Brock, 25, of Peru, faces charges of Possession of Paraphernalia, Resisting Law Enforcement and Possession of Methamphetamine.
Ashley Johnson, 24 of Peru faces charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
All criminal suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.