News and Tribune

January 24, 2013

New Albany man back in court following reported domestic battery

Sedrick Green faces charges in four separate cases

By GARY POPP
gary.popp@newsandtribune.com

NEW ALBANY — A New Albany man appeared in a Floyd County court Thursday after police say he beat up his girlfriend, who is also the mother of his child.

The New Albany Police Department reported that Sedrick J. Green, 26, of 214 Wainwright Drive, assaulted the woman while in her home Jan. 7. During the assault, the couple’s 6-month-old child was present.

After their arrival to the home, officers reported that they found, “[The woman] with a torn shirt and redness and swelling to her left eye, blood coming from her left ear and several red marks around her neck.”

The woman told police Green had assaulted her soon before their response to her home.

She told police that Green had become upset because he thought the neighbors were being loud and that he wanted to go the residence to tell them to be quiet, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

According to the affidavit, she had told Green that there was no noise coming from the neighbor’s home and that she didn’t want him to go over there. She then told him to leave her house, which made Green upset, according to the affidavit.

He then began punching her in the face, she told police, then grabbed her by the throat and picked her up and threw her on the ground. She told the officers as he was grabbing her by the throat, it became difficult for her to breath. Officers reported that once the woman was on the ground, Green continued to punch and kick her in the face and head. The woman was eventually able to get a neighbor to call police, at which time Green left the home on foot.

New Albany police were not able to be reached to provide the time and place that Green was arrested, but officials with the Floyd County Jail said Green was booked into the facility in the afternoon of Jan. 19.

He has been charged with domestic battery — committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old, a class D felony.

During Green’s initial hearing Thursday, a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf and the judge set a bond of $15,000 court-cash.

A pretrial conference date was set Feb. 26.

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Green was charged in June 2012 with A misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injured involving the same woman.

The woman reported to NAPD police that Green, her boyfriend of five years at the time, assaulted her in the parking lot of Little Tiger Food Mart on Charlestown Road in New Albany on June 13.

“I observed [the woman] had redness and swelling to her left cheek area below her left eye,” the officer noted in the probable cause affidavit. “[The woman] also had a small scratch on the top of her left breast.”

Police spoke with Green later in the day, and he said that the woman had attacked him first so he hit her back. He said the two were arguing because he no longer wanted to be with her and wanted only a platonic relationship because of the child they share.

A change of plea hearing is scheduled in Floyd County Circuit Court on March 7 in regards to the battery charge.

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Green was charged in July 2010 with battery resulting in bodily injury, a class A misdemeanor.

The incident involved Green getting into a fight with another man. Green told police the man had laughed at him and his brother after they were in a motor-scooter wreck in New Albany.

The man Green is accused of assaulting said he did witness the wreck and was later approached by the two men, at which time Green grabbed him, threw him into nearby bushes and struck him in the face with a closed fist.

A pretrial conference is scheduled in Floyd County Circuit Court Feb. 26 in referenced to the 2010 charge.

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Green was charged in November 2008 with burglary, class B felony, and theft, class D felony.

New Albany police reported that Green forced entry into a home in the 600 block of Eighth Street in New Albany and stole $150 cash, several baseball hats and four pairs of Air Jordan shoes.

After police received the burglary call, a juvenile involved in the break-in confessed to the crime and that it was carried out with Green.

Police spoke later with Green, who admitted he went into the home with the juvenile and stole the mentioned property. He told officers at time that he had spent $20 of the stolen cash and thrown the rest away.

A pretrial conference is scheduled in Floyd County Circuit Court Feb. 26 in reference to the 2008 charge.