WARSAW — Branden Lee Shepler, 30, 3762 W. Old Road 30, Warsaw, was arrested Thursday, July 14, on battery charges that date back to April 13.
Shepler is being charged with a level 6 felony of domestic battery in the presence of a child under 16 and a class A misdemeanor of battery.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, on April 8, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to a domestic disturbance at Shepler’s residence. The officer talked with a woman who stated she and Shepler had been arguing when he became angry and punched her in the face and put his hands around her neck. The officer observed red marks and swelling on the woman’s face and took photos.
The woman told the officer she was holding their daughter when Shepler punched her and when the officer talked with Shepler, he stated he pushed/shoved the woman while she was holding their daughter.
Shepler is being held on a $10,250 surety and cash bond.