Thomas J. Moore was charged in Greene Circuit Court early Wednesday with: Battery resulting in bodily injury, a class A misdemeanor; battery resulting in bodily injury with a prior conviction involving the same victim, a class D felony; invasion of privacy - violation of a no-contact order as a condition of probation, a class A misdemeanor; three counts of intimidation involving a threat communicated to a law enforcement officer, all class D felonies; and resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor.
Following his arrival at the Greene County Jail, Moore was transported to Greene County General Hospital for an evaluation because he had been bleeding from the nose and emergency personnel from the Greene County Ambulance Service said one of his pupil's was not reacting to light which might indicate a possible concussion.
According to a probable cause affidavit, a doctor in the emergency room advised officers that Moore had a blood-alcohol concentration of .312 and was on a form of "bath salts."
The incident began on Saturday, Dec. 29 when the Greene County Sheriff's Department received a call from a woman who reportedly said her two sons were fighting and she was afraid Moore was going to kill his brother.
Deputies Jeffrey Brown and James O'Malley and Indiana State Police Trooper Richard Klun all responded to a residence in Blue Sky North where they learned there was a no-contact order between the two men. Moore was prohibited from having contact with his brother due to a previous incident where Moore stabbed him with a knife and was convicted in Owen Circuit Court of battery with a deadly weapon.
In the affidavit, Brown wrote there was blood all over a back room in disarray and the brother had a possible broken hand from fighting with Moore. Moore was bleeding out his nose.
Moore was arrested for the protective order violation but on the way out to a patrol vehicle, Moore allegedly tried to pull away. The suspect and the officers lost their balance on the snow and ice, Moore kicked the bumper of Brown's police car, damaged it, continued to resist and was "placed in a snow drift" a couple of times before leg shackles were used to transport him to jail.
The ride was not calm -- the affidavit details Moore's refusal to sit up or sit still and his screaming, cussing, yelling and kicking. One deputy drove the vehicle and another had to ride in the front seat facing backwards to keep the situation under control.
Similar behavior allegedly continued at the hospital where Moore was treated and monitored for four hours before being returned to the jail.
Moore attended his initial hearing on Wednesday by video conference from the jail. A public defender was appointed to represent Moore, a trial date was set April 30 and Moore's bond was set at $9,000 surety or ten percent cash.