WARSAW — A Warsaw man was arrested this week following a domestic disturbance that included him allegedly trying to keep the victim from calling the police.
Ryan Ray Jarrell, 31, 1310 E. Clark St., Warsaw, is charged with strangulation, a level 6 felony; domestic battery with moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony; and interference with the reporting of a crime, a class A misdemeanor.
According to the Warsaw Police Department, three officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Clark Street in Warsaw on Sunday, June 24.
When the police arrived, a female told them she was struck on the face by Jarrell while she slept on the couch. She said he was mad because she chose to sleep on the couch.
The officers reported observing swelling and redness around the woman’s right eye. The woman also told police that she attempted to call 911 and that Jarrell took the phone from her, but that she yelled, hoping the dispatcher would hear her.
Central dispatch told the officers that when the call was received, Jarrell reported that the call was in error, but the woman could be heard yelling in the background.
The alleged victim told police Jarrell threw her down on the hardwood floor and that he placed his forearm over her throat, making it difficult for her to breathe.
Police reported noticing bruising and abrasions on the woman’s knee, which was reportedly from her being thrown to the floor.
Jarrell was arrested and taken to the Kosciusko County Jail, where officers reported finding oxycodone and alprazolam in Jarrell’s possession.