CLAYPOOL — A Claypool man faces multiple domestic battery charges after an alleged stabbing.
Justin W. Siede, 28, 9752 South Pheasant Drive, Claypool, faces charges of domestic battery while armed with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony; domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor; interfering with the reporting of a crime, a class A misdemeanor; and domestic battery with a prior conviction enhancement, a level 5 felony.
On Jan. 23, police responded to a report of a stabbing at an undisclosed residence in Kosciusko County.
Police spoke with the victim at the scene. The officer noticed a puncture wound on the victim’s upper left arm. The victim said Siede was looking for a pair of scissors to cut the filter off of his cigarette. He tore her room apart looking for a pair of craft scissors, said the affidavit of probable cause.
She said Siede refused to share the cigarette with her. She said she snapped the cigarette in half. Following the snap, Siede allegedly gripped the craft scissors and stabbed the victim in the arm.
According to the affidavit, Siede proceeded to wrestle away a phone from the victim as she attempted to dial 911. Another woman was in the residence during the incident. She said she heard the commotion while in her bedroom. When she investigated the source of the commotion, she saw Swede stab the victim in the arm. According to the woman, Siede told the victim she wasn’t going to call anyone, shoved her down to the floor, grabbed the phone and threw it.
The victim eventually found her phone and called 911. According to the affidavit, Siede left the residence when he heard the victim talking with dispatch.
Siede was previously convicted of domestic battery against the same victim in Fulton County on Oct. 2, 2019.
On Jan. 23, Siede was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail with a bond of $5,250 surety and cash. According to the court paperwork filed in Kosciusko County, Jan. 30, his updated bond is $10,100 surety and cash.