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Linton man arrested on intimidation with a deadly weapon charge

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Gregory Wayne Swiger
Gregory Wayne Swiger, 42, of Linton, was arrested early Saturday and is facing charges of intimidation with a deadly weapon as a threat was being made, a class C felony, and pointing a firearm at another person, a class D felony.

He allegedly pointed a gun at his wife, told her it was loaded and that he was going to "make her face ugly." While the woman was on the phone calling 911 for help, the dispatcher who took the call reported to officers she heard a man in the background say he was "going to do it right."

Police officers responded to their residence located at 144 S. State Road 59 at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday while the dispatcher at the Greene County Sheriff's Department was talking to the distraught woman.

She was still on the phone with the dispatcher when Cpl. Paul Clark and Officer Michael Watts of the Linton Police Department arrived and could hear a man yelling inside. The officers entered the residence and located both Swiger and the victim.

Swiger was restrained and removed from the residence.

The officers reported the living room was in disarray, vertical blinds had been pulled from the wall and thrown on the floor, and items had been pulled out of a closet.

They located a 12-gauge Remington 870 Express pump-action shotgun, loaded with three slug shotgun shells in the magazine but no round in the chamber when it was recovered.

Police say the woman told them Swiger began to verbally degrade and insult her when he came home, acting irate and irrational over the course of a few hours. He allegedly threatened to sexually assault her when she fell asleep and he had pointed the gun at her, telling her it was her brother's gun, and claiming it was loaded.

Jasonville Police Officer Ryan Van Horn and two other officers also responded to assist on the scene.

Swiger was transported and booked in to the Greene County Jail around 3 a.m. His bond was set at $14,000 with 10 percent cash allowed. Early Monday, $1,400 cash was posted and Swiger was released on bond.

Swiger has been ordered to have no contact with the victim. He will be formally charged in an initial hearing scheduled at 1 p.m. on Jan. 14.

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This is your brain on drugs.

-- Posted by lintonite on Tue, Jan 8, 2013, at 3:52 PM

Another worthless piece of crap littering our society. Throw the book at this loser!

-- Posted by oreoandqueen on Tue, Jan 8, 2013, at 5:57 PM

Now that you mention it lintonite, he does* actually resemble that egg in the PSA.

-- Posted by FloydtheBarber on Tue, Jan 8, 2013, at 6:24 PM

People should know all the facts before they put comments and the police seem to like to exaggerate things. This woman is crazy and a real piece of work herself. They are both to blame she's not innocent!!!!

-- Posted by Truth seaker on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 11:57 AM

Of course, Truth seaker..there IS ALWAYS two sides to every story. Instead of being a "seaker" of the truth, perhaps being a SEEKER of a dictionary would be more beneficial to you. Just sayin'.

-- Posted by FloydtheBarber on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 3:12 PM

I am in agreement ; there are 2 sides to every story. However, no one under any circumstances deserves to be treated in this manner, and to have a gun aimed at their head. Drugs and alcohol turn people into pure evil, its a very sad thing . Life doesn't have to be complicated. Work, take care of your children, love one another and enjoy the simple things in life. Why can't people get this concept? I guess there are those that will never learn.

-- Posted by can'tbelievethis on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 3:37 PM

Maybe just like my previous comment you should not comment on things you don't know all of the facts about. Just like I'm sure you looked in a dictionary to spell brrd.Im just saying she's not an angel. I happen to know this guy tried to have a normal life, but this is how it ended and my final comment is Karma is alive and well. If anyone else would like to correct my spelling or grammar please feel free to do so! Oh yea as far as a gun being pointed at anyone that's her word against his!

-- Posted by Truth seaker on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 6:37 PM

Fact- the police had to restrain him...not her.

-- Posted by can'tbelievethis on Thu, Jan 10, 2013, at 6:18 AM

brrd is spelled the way it is in a conscious effort. However, I'm confident in saying you thought you were actually in the right. It's alright. I forgive you.

-- Posted by FloydtheBarber on Thu, Jan 10, 2013, at 3:11 PM

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