Accused Marijuana User Gets Physical When Asked To Leave Home

Posted On May 13, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

Nicholas Code Dearborn County Sheriff's Dept.

Nicholas Code
Dearborn County Sheriff’s Dept.

(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.