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Peru man charged for drugs, violence

By Brian Powers - bpowers@perutribune.com

Peru Police Department Officers arrested 24-year-old Cody Brock on multiple charges relating to a Jan. 28 domestic dispute call, according to a probable cause affidavit.

According to the affidavit from PPD Officer Brok Westfall, he responded to a physical domestic dispute call, where a witness allegedly claimed seeing a male strangling a female.

According to the affidavit, Brock seemed to appear nervous and Westfall noticed scratches on the suspect’s abdominal area, but Brock allegedly told Westfall he didn’t know why PPD was there.

“At that time, a female appeared in the stairwell and started walking down them,” Westfall wrote.

He reported noticing the victim was “hysterically crying” and the officer reported to seeing visible marks on the victim. At this point, Westfall placed Brock in handcuffs.

“After handcuffing Cody, I cleared the rest of the residence for officer safety,” Westfall wrote.

During his search, Westfall reportedly found a “young child” in a bedroom, and, in a separate room, reportedly found drug paraphernalia.

“While clearing (name redacted) and Cody’s room I observed, in plain sight, a glass smoking device that had a white residue on it,” Westfall wrote.

Westfall spoke with the victim who provided an account of what started the argument before reportedly telling Westfall Brock “jumped on her to where she couldn’t breathe.”

Other PPD officers on scene took statements from multiple unidentified witnesses. One unidentified individual reported the glass device was reported as Brock’s, who had reportedly used it to smoke methamphetamine.

After obtaining consent to search the residence, Westfall reportedly found many different forms of paraphernalia, including 55 “dime bags,” straws and syringes. Westfall also reportedly found a plastic bag with a white powdery substance, as well as pills that were later discovered to be a schedule 3 narcotic.

Brock was arrested and transported to the Miami County Jail on charges of domestic battery in the presence of a child, strangulation, possession of a syringe, possession of a lookalike substance, possession of a narcotic drug and possession of paraphernalia. He is being held on a $31,000 bond.