Former Hoosier Bassett arrested in battery case

Former Indiana University basketball player and Terre Haute native Armon Bassett was arrested Wednesday in his hometown. According to Indiana court records, Bassett faces three felony charges and a misdemeanor as a result of the arrest. Bassett is scheduled to be in court for an initial hearing on the case Tuesday at 9:03 a.m.

The charges are aggravated battery (Felony 3), battery resulting in serious bodily injury (Felony 5), domestic battery in the presence of a child under 16-years-old (Felony 6) and domestic batter (Misdemeanor Class A).

According to the Terre Haute Tribune-Star, the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department was called to the Terre Haute Regional Hospital emergency room Wednesday night, where Carrie Pohlman told deputies that she had been battered by Bassett and his cousin as a result of Bassett being asked to move his belongings out due to the couple breaking up. She alleged that Bassett chased her through the house with a container of bleach and eventually poured it on her face in front of her 9-year-old son, potentially causing damage to her left eye.

Bassett said Pohlman poured bleach on him first.

According to Christian County (Ky.) Circuit Court records, Bassett was already due to face sentencing on Jan. 20 on charges of trafficking marijuana (under 8 ounces) while armed, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance not in its original container. Those charges stem from a January 2014 arrest and guilty plea last November, the Tribune-Star reports.

Bassett played at IU from 2006-2008 under Kelvin Sampson and transferred to Ohio University after Sampson resigned in 2008. He averaged 10.4 points, 3.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds per contest in 61 career games for the Hoosiers.


  1. We need the rest of the story, like Paul Harvey, Jermeny you have put the I U label on this person and we need to know why Bassett is in this situation. Was he just used by college athletics and dumped on society, being unprepared to function in the real world . Did his problems begin at with the low academic standards of the Sampson period at I U , or did his problems begin in high school and his athletic abilities moved him onto college? What about Ohio University where Bassett transferred, where the current University of Illinois basketball was his coach, and moved up the coaching ranks with Bassett’s strong junior year that had Bassett declare early for the NBA draft. What happened after leaving college early?

  2. Why are you looking to blame someone else for his problems. He hasn’t been in school for almost 10 years. He’s a bad person who did something bad period. Why do people like you always look to blame someone else for their problems? Get real

  3. IU North,
    I don’t come here very often, but you hit the nail very hard .Blame everyone,but not Bassett!
    Hoosier Bob

  4. Jon or Jeremy, I have tried 3 separate times this morning to add a post to the women’s basketball article that appeared Thursday night and for some reason, it will not go through? Each time I hit submit, a box comes up stating that my spam protection sum is incorrect which it is not! I do know that Hoosierfan has had issues trying to post on the women’s articles over the last week or so, what is going on? Can you fix this?

    1. MikeC,
      This is a recurring problem on various posts, not just women’s basketball. It’s beyond my ability to fix, but it occasionally fixes itself.

  5. Another glaring reason to be happy Kelvin Sanctions and his Thugs are no longer at IU. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  6. Poured bleach on her face..? If that is true, lock him up and throw away the key. Beyond hideous that the alleged incident occurred in front of a child in the home. Very sad to think of such things engrained on the memories of a kid during days that should be filled with happiness.

    Sometimes people are beyond repair…and I don’t know how anyone can find gratitude in it. …or use it as satisfaction for an agenda regarding something as trivial as sports.

  7. This is a tragic story regardless of his past connection to IU. But HC is exactly right.

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