SYRACUSE — A Syracuse man was recently arrested after he entered a female’s house and then battered and strangled her.
Nolan Kyle Melchi, 37, 11732 N. Elm Grove Drive, Syracuse, is being charged with strangulation, a level 6 felony; domestic battery with a child under 16 present, a level 6 felony; battery causing moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony; residential entry, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor.
On June 14, an officer spoke with a female at the Syracuse Police Department in reference to a domestic battery. The female had a black eye and a swollen lip with a cut.
According to the female, she was asleep in the early morning hours of June 14, when she heard a person enter her residence. Melchi, along with two minor children, entered her house without her consent. A verbal argument between Melchi and the female then broke out.
The affidavit of probable cause states that when the female asked Melchi to leave he struck her mouth with his fist, which knocked her to the ground. Melchi then used his arm to apply pressure to the female’s neck until she could no longer breathe. The incident occurred in front of the two minor children.
Melchi was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on June 29, with a $12,500 surety and cash bond.