WARSAW — Jeremy Lee Summers, 39, 720 West Center St., Warsaw was arrested for a level 3 felony of rape, a level 3 felony of criminal confinement, a level 6 felony of strangulation and a level 6 felony of domestic battery.
On Aug. 24, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department responded to a call regarding battery to a female. According to the officer, the victim appeared distraught and had a swollen bruise above her left eye and scratches on her neck.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the victim advised that her husband had gotten angry with her during the previous evening, Aug. 23. The victim stated the Summers had continually battered her by striking and choking her on several occasions, to the point of passing-out.
At one point during the strangulation, Summers asked his wife, “how does it feel to draw your last breath?”
The victim further stated that Summers would not allow her to leave the bedroom throughout the whole night. At around 4:30 a.m., the victim was changing clothes when Summers forced her to submit to sexual intercourse. During the act he repeatedly grabbed her by the hair and jerked her head.
The victim was finally able to escape the home and seek the help of a neighbor. According to the neighbor, she heard the victim yelling “help me, help me.” The neighbor instructed the victim to walk towards her and the victim stumbled to her yard. The neighbor then drove the victim to a safe location to call the police department.
Summers then fled the scene and the Warsaw Police Department started an extensive search for him. An officer was able to contact Summers by telephone who stated he felt so bad about injuring his wife that he was going to kill himself.
Summers was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Aug. 25 with a $50,250 surety and cash bond.