A search warrant was issued and officers searched the home. They found large amounts of blood, with most concentrated in the bedroom. Officers then found a broken stepping stone with writing, like the ones received after the loss of a loved one, in the bedroom. They believe, according to a probable cause affidavit, Archer used the rock to strike his grandmother.
Washington Police Chief Mike Healy said Tuesday Archer was at Daviess Community Hospital for an altercation not related to the incident. Archer has been charged with aggravated battery, a Class B felony; battery resulting in serious bodily injury and battery by means of a deadly weapon, both Class C felonies; auto theft, and theft, both Class D felonies.
Bond has been set at $1 million at the Daviess County Security Center.