2 Arrested In Indianapolis Standoff

Police: Man Fled To Basement After Domestic Argument

Two people were arrested hours after a standoff began at a home on Indianapolis' north side.

Indianapolis police were called to a home in the 3600 block of Graceland Avenue at about 6:30 a.m. after receiving several 911 calls indicating that a man was beating a woman inside the home.

Police said that when they arrived, they found Michael Curry, 29, and a woman inside the home.

"Mr. Curry had attempted to barricade the front door prior to officers' arrival by placing a piece of furniture inside the front door," said Kendale Adams, Indianapolis police public information officer. "Officers were able to gain entry by forcing their way inside and removing the … female victim."

Curry went into the basement of the home and locked himself inside, prompting a police supervisor to request a SWAT unit, Adams said.

Curry surrendered to police at about 10 a.m. He was arrested on charges of criminal confinement, domestic battery, battery and resisting law enforcement. Police said a warrant for Curry's arrest had previously been issued in Utah.

The woman suffered minor injuries, Adams said.

Nathaniel Eaton, 59, of Indianapolis, was also arrested at the scene on charges of interfering with law enforcement and resisting law enforcement.

"Mr. Eaton ran (past) the perimeter of SWAT officers and inside the residence," Adams said. "Officers attempted to stop and restrain Mr. Eaton, but he was able to slip (past) the officers and into the house."

Curry and Eaton were taken to the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center.