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Dayton police officer pleads not guilty to domestic violence

Published: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 @ 3:54 PM

Cody B. Lindsey. Photo courtesy Miami County Sheriff's Office.
Cody B. Lindsey. Photo courtesy Miami County Sheriff's Office.

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.

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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. 

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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.