LEESBURG — A Leesburg woman was recently arrested after police say she hit her brother over the head with a wine glass then jabbed him with a piece of glass. Her brother needed staples and stitches due to the extent of his injuries.
Nancy Marie Swacha, 49, 5853 N. CR 450E, Leesburg, is being charged with battery while armed with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony, and domestic battery causing moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony.
On Aug. 21, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to a domestic battery call in Leesburg. The officer spoke with the victim, who had lacerations to his head and hand. The victim advised he owns the residence and lets his sister, Swacha, stay for free if she pays the utilities. The two got into an argument over her not paying the utilities.
According to the victim, Swacha hit him on the side of his head with a wine glass. He further advised that the glass broke and Swacha used a piece of glass to jab at him, cutting his right palm and thumb.
The officer then spoke with Swacha. She advised that they got into an argument and she threw the wine glass at her brother. Swacha told the officer that she didn’t know her brother got injured so badly.
The victim was transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital for his injuries. He received staples on the left side of his head and stitches in his hand. Medical staff advised they were waiting for x-ray results to determine if a tendon had been cut.
Swacha was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Aug. 21, with a $6,000 surety and cash bond. She has an initial hearing scheduled for Sept. 6.