Franklin police officer and wife arrested for domestic battery

Bryan Burton Jordan Burton
Bryan and Jordan Burton (Provided Photos/Johnson County Jail)

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A Franklin Police Department officer was arrested for domestic battery Sunday.

Bryan Burton was taken into custody in the 1000 block of Spring Meadow Court in Franklin. His wife, Jordan Burton, was also arrested. They both face preliminary charges of domestic battery.

Jordan said that Bryan had grabbed her arm during an argument. Officers noted a “significant” red mark.

A police report indicates that Jordan Burton punched someone else that was in the house.

The Franklin Police Department has placed Burton on unpaid leave pending action by the merit commission.

The department released a statement, reading in part, “Incidents of this nature simply cannot be tolerated in our community.”

Department-issued weapons were taken from Burton during the investigation.