Kathryne Kay Bledsoe
POSTED: 11:55 am EST January 13, 2010
REELSVILLE, Ind. -- A man who police said fatally shot his estranged wife after she filed for divorce was arrested late Wednesday evening.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Rich Myers said the shooting happened at about 10:30 a.m. in the 7800 block of County Road 625 West at home where Jeremy Bledsoe, 31, and Kathryne Kay Bledsoe, 32, lived with their three children and Jeremy Bledsoe's grandmother.
Police said that the couple's 3-year-old and 20-month-old children were inside the home at the time, along with Jeremy Bledsoe's grandmother, who called 911. They were not injured.
In the aftermath of the shooting, authorities locked down Reelsville Elementary School across the street from the home, where the third of the couple's children was in class at the time.
Jeremy Bledsoe was taken into custody at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in Owen County, police said. He pleaded not guilty in court on Thursday.
A relative of the victim told 6News' Jack Rinehart that she had recently filed for divorce and that there had been trouble in the home before." They've been married for quite some time, but they did have issues and I knew him to be aggressive, yes," said Shelli Gillespie, Kathryne Bledsoe's sister in law.
Jeremy Bledsoe does not have a criminal record, but does have a history of mental health issues, police said. Jeremy Bledsoe was being held without bond on a murder charge Thursday in the Putnam County Jail in Greencastle.