WARSAW — A Warsaw man is facing multiple charges after police say he wielded a hammer while a chasing a woman.
Michael Poe, 33, 5871 S. Woodland Lane, Warsaw, is charged with criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor and invasion of privacy, a class A misdemeanor.
According to police, a call came into the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 29 from an upset female who stated Poe was chasing her with a hammer. She later told officers that Poe had also used the tool to damage her car.
When police arrived at the scene, the caller told officers that Poe had left and was headed to his father’s house. Police split up, with some proceeding to the address where Poe was believed to have fled and other officers staying at the scene to interview the victim.
Police said the woman told them that Poe arrived at her house wanting money. When the victim refused, the caller told officers that Poe said he was going to hit her vehicle with a hammer. He proceeded to her vehicle and caused less than $750 damage. When the victim came outside and told Poe to leave, she said he began chasing her with the hammer. She ran away and called 911.
Officers who drove to Woodland Lane interviewed Poe, who told them he had not been at the victim’s house. A protective order had been filed, forbidding Poe to be there.
Poe was arrested Aug. 29 and booked in Kosciusko County Jail on $1,668 cash bond.