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(Anderson, IN.) Warrant Service Turns Into Swat Situation | 5/16/23 | Madison County News Network

The man responsible for shooting at Madison County deputies and then taking his own life has been identified as Jon Robert Niccum (47) of Anderson.

Two Madison County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to Motel 6 in Anderson after receiving a tip that Jon Niccum and another female wanted on felony warrants were there. Deputies confirmed the two were at the Motel and made contact at the motel room door. The door was answered by a female, identified as Brooke Badger (35) of Anderson. (See attached photo from 2020). As one deputy was attempting to take Ms. Badger into custody, the second deputy was shot at by Niccum. The second deputy returned fire, but neither the officer nor Niccum was injured at that time.

When Officers retreated for safety, the female fled on foot from the motel, and a second man who was also in the room, who will not be named at this time, fled from the motel room window. Anderson Police Department’s SWAT team responded to the motel. When they made entry to the motel room, Jon Niccum was located in the bathroom, deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

An autopsy will be performed in the coming days.

Jon Niccum was wanted on two felony warrants for Violation of work release and Escape. Brooke Badger is wanted on two felony warrants for Violation of work release and Violation of a suspended sentence. Anyone with information on Brooke Badger’s whereabouts is asked to contact Madison County Central Dispatch at (765) 642-0221 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).


Original release

Madison County Deputies attempted to serve warrants on two individuals at Motel 6 in Anderson (2205 E 59th St.) at approximately 10:30 am on Tuesday, May 16th. The room door was opened by the female with warrants who was taken to the hallway. One deputy confronted the male subject lying in bed, who brandished a handgun and fired at the deputy, who returned fire as he retreated. It is not believed that any of the rounds fired struck the officer or suspect. Anderson P.D. SWAT team assisted when they located the male subject in the bathroom, deceased from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident remains under investigation.

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