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Ballard Arrested For Home Invasion And Domestic Battery

Updated 2/09/22 @ 1:50 PM

On 2/09/2022 at approximately 2:35 am, Carmi Police were dispatched to 407 Williams Drive in reference to a physical domestic disturbance. The caller reported Jason Ballard had a female victim on the floor of the residence. While officers were en-route, officers were advised that Jason Ballard was now attempting to kick in a bedroom door to get to another occupant and that Jason was armed with a gun.

Upon arrival Officer’s observed Jason Ballard coming from inside the residence. Ballard was immediately handcuffed and detained. Officer’s learned Ballard had entered the residence without permission and once inside was repeatedly asked to leave. He refused to leave and a physical altercation between Ballard and the female victim began. Ballard then battered another male inside the residence. A third occupant from inside the residence called police after being awakened by the altercation. Ballard then began kicking in an interior door to gain access to the victims before eventually exiting the residence upon the arrival of Carmi Police.

Ballard refused to speak with police. No gun was able to be located at the scene. Ballard was transported to the White County Jail and charged with Home Invasion and Domestic Battery. Carmi Police received assistance from the Norris City Police Department.


A Carmi man was taken into custody after an officer with the Carmi Police Department responded to a 911 call. At around 2:30 this morning, Police arrived at 407 Williams Drive in Carmi and arrested 35 year old Jason Keith Ballard of 113 Ninth Street in Carmi for Home Invasion and Domestic Battery.

Ballard is currently being held at the White County Jail. We’ll have more on this story as details are released.


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