PIERCETON — A Pierceton man was arrested after battering a female on two separate occasions and showing up at her workplace.
Thomas Henry Sheley, 42, 597 S. Old SR 13, No. 24, Pierceton, is being charged with domestic battery with a child present, a level 6 felony; strangulation, a level 6 felony; possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony; and two counts of domestic battery, class A misdemeanors.
On April 9, an officer with the Pierceton Police Department responded to Midwest Roll Forming. The safety director of Midwest Roll Forming introduced the officer to an employee who was a victim of domestic battery.
The officer spoke with the victim, who advised that on March 30, she was at Sheley’s residence. Sheley began arguing with the female while two children were present. At one point, Sheley took her cell phone, hit her on the left side of her face, threw her down on the floor and started choking her. The female was able to break free and moved herself and the children to Deluxe Inn in Warsaw.
According to the victim, Sheley came unannounced to the Deluxe Inn on April 9. Sheley was angry with her and shoved her up against the sink and placed his hands around her throat. She was able to escape and a friend took her to Midwest Roll Forming.
Employees at Midwest Roll Forming checked the surveillance video and found that Sheley had been at the workplace walking around outside the building on April 9.
The officer arrested Sheley and searched his person. In Sheley’s pant pocket, the officer discovered a powder substance identified as heroin. Sheley admitted to using heroin.
Sheley was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on April 9, with a $10,250 surety and cash bond. A no contact order was placed between him and the victim.