Crime Watch 8

Docs: Former Colts LB terrorized neighbors; NFL paid to relocate his girlfriend and kids

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) — A former Indianapolis Colts player is facing charges and police want to seize his firearms.

Antonio Morrison, 25, is currently in the Marion County Jail on charges of battery on a public official.

Documents acquired by News 8 say the Carmel Police Department brought Morrison to Community Hospital Behavioral Health Pavilion on the morning of May 11. While still there on May 14, Morrison allegedly threatened to strike workers with a chair before punching one worker. Another worker used a stun gun to subdue Morrison.

He’s also wanted in Hamilton County on a felony warrant for intimidation.

Antonio Morrison (Photo Provided/Marion County Sheriff’s Department)

According to court documents, multiple neighbors have been having issues with Morrison. Other court documents indicate police want to seize his firearms, claiming he “presents an imminent risk of personal injury to self or to another individual” and he is “subject to documented evidence that would give rise to a reasonable believe (sic) that the individual has a propensity for violent or emotionally unstable conduct.”

Documents to seize Morrison’s firearms were filed on May 13. News 8 has reached out to the Carmel Police Department to determine if this has taken place.

On April 22, Carmel police received a call from a neighbor claiming Morrison was making threatening actions and lewd comments such as “I am going to screw your wife.” The next day, the neighbor said Morrison came to his door and said he was going to kill him. Court documents state a Ring doorbell camera recorded the threat.

On April 22, another neighbor reported threatening comments from Morrison, as well as loud barking by Morrison’s dogs.

News 8 has requested a copy of this video from the Carmel Police Department.

On May 1, another neighbor said Morrison told him to “get inside your condo b****,” intimidated him and yelled at his daughter. The neighbor did not want to have Morrison prosecuted and told police he believes Morrison is paranoid.

Another neighbor told officers that Morrison challenged him to a gun fight.

On May 10, the Carmel Fire Department responded to a fire and were met with an armed person. Court documents released to News 8 Friday reveal that person was Morrison. Carmel police and fire were on the scene for six hours trying to negotiate with him.

No charges were filed at the time.

“We don’t have any criminal charges on the resident so there is no legal justification for us to come into the house. We have to respect the constitutional rights of everyone and we have to protect our citizens from unreasonable search and seizure,” Lt. James Semester told News 8 at the time.

Court documents outline a conversation a Carmel detective had with John Perzley, Morrison’s attorney/agent.

Perzley told the detective that Morrison has “confirmed mental issues, bi-polar and manic and has several recent arrests in the last year involving gun, assault and paraphernalia charges.”

The Carmel Police Department also spoke with Morrison’s father, Anthony Morrison.

Anthony Morrison believes his son suffered a concussion three years ago and that football is the cause of his son’s recent problems.

Court documents also quote a Carmel Police Department sergeant who said “the National Football League had paid to remove Antonio’s girlfriend and two children from Antonio’s home about three years ago and relocate them to Florida due to violent behavior displayed by Antonio.”

News 8 has reached out to the NFL and the Colts for a statement.

Court documents also show police intended to take Morrison to Aspire Indiana Health, a behavioral health clinic in Carmel.

Morrison was drafted by the Colts in the fourth round of the 2016 draft. He led the team in tackles in 2017.

He played 31 games in two years before being traded to the Green Bay Packers.

He played 16 games for the Packers in 2018 before being waived.

According to ESPN, Morrison was arrested multiple times in college, including for barking at a police dog and resisting arrest. He was also arrested on a battery charge after being accused of assaulting a nightclub bouncer.

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