Dayton police officer pleads not guilty to domestic violence

Dayton police officer pleads not guilty to domestic violence
Cody B. Lindsey. Photo courtesy Miami County Sheriff's Office.

TROY — A Dayton police officer pleaded not guilty in Miami County Municipal Court to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence filed by West Milton police.

Cody B. Lindsey, 24, was released on a recognizance bond – with the condition he has no contact with the victim – after a Sept. 26 arraignment.

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Police were called to a village residence around 4:45 p.m. Sept. 25 on a domestic dispute complaint, according to a police report.

A woman told police she was joking around with Lindsey when he took her seriously and started to get mad.

Lindsey smashed a Nintendo game system, knocked items off the fireplace and a table by the door and punched a wall as the woman called police, according to the report.

Some of the items from the table hit her and a young child, leaving a mark on her leg, the woman said.

The woman identified Lindsey as a Dayton police officer, according to the report.

A West Milton police officer said Lindsey told him that he left the residence following the incident to meet with a sergeant he worked for.

Lindsey told a Miami County sheriff's deputy serving him with a civil protection order notice Monday that "the Dayton Police Department had already taken all of his weapons," according to a sheriff's office information log.

A Dayton police spokeswoman said Tuesday evening that Lindsey had been placed on restricted duty.