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Anderson officer — son of police chief — arrested for domestic battery

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 00:54:42-04

INDIANAPOLIS — An Anderson Police Department officer was arrested Friday after investigators say he broke into a woman's home and battered her.

Indiana State Police say Adam Watters was off duty when he went to the home of a female acquaintance in Anderson between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. and entered without permission. Police say he battered the woman and then left the home when the police were called.

Adam Watters is the son of Anderson Police Chief Tony Watters.

He was taken into custody at his father's home Friday morning on charges of felony residential entry, felony official misconduct of a public servant, felony criminal confinement and strangulation, along with misdemeanor domestic battery, according to state police.

According to Anderson police Maj. Joel Sandefur, Adam Watters has been placed on administrative leave without pay effective immediately, pending further action by the city's Board of Public Safety.

The incident remains under investigation by Indiana State Police.