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Off-duty IMPD detective, off-duty Lawrence firefighter arrested for domestic battery

Johnson County sheriff's deputies arrested 37-year-old Joseph Lee Gourley and 33-year-old Katie Elizabeth Gourley on Friday at a home in Greenwood.

INDIANAPOLIS — Johnson County sheriff's deputies arrested an off-duty IMPD detective and an off-duty Lawrence firefighter Friday night.

Deputies responded to a report of a domestic dispute at 11:10 p.m. on June 2 in the 2200 block of Marina Court, near State Road 135 and West Stones Crossing Road, in Greenwood.

Deputies arrived and arrested 37-year-old Joseph Lee Gourley and 33-year-old Katie Elizabeth Gourley, both of whom live at the home, for domestic battery with injury.

According to court documents, neighbors said they saw Joseph asleep in his truck in the middle of a parking lot and decided to drive him and his truck back home.

When arriving home, Joseph told officers he grabbed their dogs by their collars, which caused them to yelp and made Katie upset. Joseph said Katie then punched him, and he threw the gazebo into the backyard.

Then, officers spoke with Katie, who said she heard the dogs yelping and saw Joseph holding them by their collars. Katie told police she pushed Joseph into the garage and punched him in the neck area, close to his jaw.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, both Joseph and Katie posted bond and were released from the Johnson County Jail.

Joseph said he works as a firefighter at the Lawrence Police Department, while Katie said she is a detective for IMPD.

According to IMPD, Gourley has been with the department for eight years and is currently assigned to the Aggravated Assault Unit. She has been placed on administrative duty, pending an internal review of the incident.

The Johnson County Prosecutor's Office will review the case and determine if criminal charges will be filed.

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