Accused Marijuana User Gets Physical When Asked To Leave Home
By Mike Perleberg
(Aurora, Ind.) – A man is accused of assaulting a father after he was told to stop smoking marijuana near his 13-year-old son.
Nicholas Code, 21, of Lawrenceburg, allegedly took marijuana to a home on Pleasant View Drive the evening of Monday, May 5, according to an affidavit filed in court by Aurora Police. As Code was allegedly smoking marijuana in the backyard around a 13-year-old boy, the boy’s father and homeowner told Code he did not like drugs at his house.
Police say that’s when Code allegedly pushed the father to the ground, punched him, and left the scene in a brown SUV. The punch left the man with a bloody gash on his forehead, the affidavit stated.
Aurora Police stopped the SUV that Code was riding in a short time later on U.S. 50. He was taken into custody. During a search, officers allegedly found marijuana in Code’s pants pocket.
Code is currently in jail on charges of Battery Causing Injury (Class A misdemeanor) and Possession of Marijuana Under 30 Grams (Class A misdemeanor). He was also arrested on a warrant relating to an alleged theft in Greendale last January.
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@irishgreens Do not prejudge. Some things in this report are not accurate.
@ser0862 @irishgreens and this is precisely the problem with parents and their children these days. Everyone's "Johnny or Susie" is a sweet, innocent, infallible child incapable of fault or any wrong doing.
Then when they DO get in trouble or accused of being involved in trouble ... mommy and daddy boldly proclaim their child's innocence and want us to believe them until the facts come out. I venture to say, 90% of the time, the initial report filed by the police is accurate. Especially if they have had previous run-ins with the law.
I hope this isn't true and that this young man wasn't smoking dope around a 13 yr. old or any minor. My theory is if young people don't put themselves in a position to get into trouble or be 'caught up' in trouble or run around with other people who are "trouble", then they won't find themselves in trouble.
It's not because we don't have enough skate parks, movie theaters or activities for young people, its because we don't have enough parents to raise their kids themselves instead of expecting the schools or society to raise them.