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On May 10th, 2020, Indiana State Trooper Ford responded to the Harrison County Hospital, in Corydon, to investigate a battery that had occurred in Orange County.

During the investigation, it was discovered that Jerry Archer, 45, of Paoli had begun battering his 62-year-old mother on the evening of May 9th.

The battery continued through the night and into the next morning resulting in injuries over her entire body.

According to the victim’s statement, Archer also ripped her hair out, held a gun to her head, and put a knife to her throat, and threatened to kill her multiple times during the incident.

Later into the day, the victim convinced Archer to let her leave so she could visit her mother since it was Mother’s Day. Once he let her leave she went to the Harrison County Hospital to receive medical treatment for her injuries.

After reviewing the victim’s injures and her statements, Trooper Ford immediately set up an arrest team that consisted of the Indiana State Police, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and the Paoli Police.

At approximately 10:45 pm the multiagency team located Archer at 615 Walnut Street in Paoli.

Archer was taken into custody without incident. Archer was then booked into the Orange County Jail on local warrants as well as multiple charges including:

  • Domestic Battery-Serious Bodily Injury:  A Level 5 Felony
  • Communication- Intimidation: A Level 5 Felony
  • Criminal Confinement: A Level 6 Felony
  • Strangulation: A Level 6 Felony

Additional charges are expected to be filed.