MILFORD — A Milford man was sentenced today, Jan. 26, after battering a woman and then forcing his way into a residence and injuring a neighbor.
Joshua Ryan Auer, 212 W. First St., Milford, was charged with domestic battery, residential entry and battery with moderate bodily injury, all level 6 felonies.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred on July 12, 2016. According to the affidavit of probable cause, a woman reported she and Auer had been in an argument when he grabbed her shirt in an aggressive manner and pushed her up against the residence. He then grabbed her by the hair, pulled her around and hit her.
The woman went to the neighbor’s residence to call 911. Auer followed her over and forced his way into the residence without permission. He then punched the neighbor three or four times.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, when officers arrived, they observed that the woman had scratches and contusions on her face and neck. The neighbor complained of pain to his hand and his stomach. Medical personnel believed the neighbor had two fractures to his hand and attached a soft cast.
During the quick sentencing, Auer said, “I really need some help,” in reference to his substance abuse.
Judge Cates stated, “It appears you have some significant substance abuse issues,” and went on to say he wanted to see Auer get help.
Auer was sentenced to two years at Serenity House to be followed by one and half years of probation. Auer will receive 12 days of jail time credit.