Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies were called at 2:17 a.m. Monday to 261 EMS T25 Lane, Leesburg, after central dispatch received a 9-1-1 call of a domestic battery. As officers were en route to the location they were advised that the suspect was outside of the home and breaking windows both in the house and in a vehicle that was parked outside.
While en route, officers were also advised the suspect had gained entry into the house and the phone call was disconnected.
Officers from the North Webster Police and Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department arrived on scene and found the suspect being subdued in the kitchen by one of the residents of the home who had awoken. Officers took the suspect, identified as Harley A. Maples, 20, Warsaw, into custody but he continued to physically fight the officers.
Maples was taken to an awaiting Multi-Township EMS ambulance and transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital due to several open wounds he received while breaking windows.
During the investigation, officers were advised that Maples allegedly struck and strangled Kristin Dove, 18, of Leesburg. Dove was treated at the scene by paramedics.
While receiving medical treatment at KCH, Maples verbally threatened the lives of Warsaw city and county police officers while using profane language. Maples also reportedly made racial slurs to one sheriff’s deputy, including threats to “lynch” him with a rope and contact the KKK.
Maples was later transported to the Kosciusko County Jail and preliminarily charged with felony battery, strangulation, criminal confinement, criminal mischief, intimidation and resisting law enforcement.
The Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office has not yet set a bond for Maples.