WARSAW — A Warsaw man was recently arrested after allegedly battering a woman on multiple occasions.
In the first case, Joshua Benjamin Moody, 34, 5533 N. Warsaw Oswego Road, Warsaw; also showing an address of 111 S. Wood St., Warsaw, is charged with domestic battery with moderate bodily injury and intimidation, level 6 felonies; and domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor. In the second case, Moody is charged with domestic battery with moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor.
On March 16, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department responded to a domestic battery complaint. When the officer arrived at the scene, he spoke with a woman who had a black eye. According to court documents, the woman said she and Moody were in a vehicle when an argument turned physical. The woman attempted to leave the vehicle when Moody pulled her hair and smashed her face against the center console. As a result, some of the woman’s hair was pulled out.
When the woman walked away from the vehicle, Moody said “You’re dead.” The officer asked the woman if she had other injuries. The woman showed the officer multiple bruises and scratches on her body which she said were a result of Moody battering her.
The woman also said police responded to a domestic disturbance at their residence on March 14. She told officers she didn’t say anything about that incident because Moody told her if she told anyone, he would “smash her face up so bad no one would recognize her.”
Police also looked into another allegation. On June 1, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Parkview Hospital regarding the woman coming to the hospital for treatment.
The woman told the officer Moody hit her several times. The officer noticed a large bump over the woman’s eye and a cut on her lip.
Moody was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Aug. 17 on two incidents.