Franklin police officer, wife arrested

Bryan Burton
Bryan Burton

A Franklin police officer and his wife were arrested after a dispute at their home this weekend.

Franklin police and sheriff’s deputies were called to the home in Simon Farms just before 3:30 p.m. Sunday, where Jordan Burton reported that her husband, Franklin Police Officer Bryan Burton, had grabbed her by the arm.

She told police an argument started when she tried to leave the home with her baby because she did not want another juvenile in the home watching the baby, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

While she was walking out to the vehicle, she told police Bryan Burton grabbed her arm in an attempt to stop her from leaving. She told police he then disconnected the battery from the vehicle, the report said. He had also taken her keys.

Bryan Burton, 41, was arrested on a charge of domestic battery.

JordanBurtonA juvenile at the home told police he and Jordan Burton had argued in the past. And on Sunday, she punched him in the head, the report said.

Jordan Burton, 31, was also arrested on a charge of domestic battery.

Both Bryan and Jordan Burton were taken to the Johnson County jail and released on $1,200 bond.

This story will be updated.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.