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.