WARSAW — A Claypool man will serve two years in jail after battering a woman on two occasions.
In the first case, Dyrell Aaron Kreis, 40, 3211 W. CR 700S, was charged with domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor. He was found guilty in December 2014 but was back in court regarding this case due to violating his rules of probation. In the second case, Kreis was charged with domestic battery, a level 6 felony.
Kreis also has a warrant out for his arrest in Kosciusko Superior Court 3 for an intimidation and domestic battery case.
Kreis was sentenced in Kosciusko Superior Court 1 on Thursday, Feb. 27.
On June 13, 2014, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office went to a residence in regards to a domestic battery report. The officer spoke with a woman, who said she attempted to leave the residence when Kreis physically grabbed her and attempted to restrain her from leaving. As he did so, Kreis struck the woman. The woman was six months pregnant at the time of the incident and described Kreis’ behavior as very controlling.
On Nov. 26, 2016, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department responded to a report of domestic battery. The officer spoke with the same woman who was involved in the 2014 case. She told the officer that she and Kreis had been arguing for two hours when Kreis picked up a knife and threatened her. The woman also told the officer that Kreis hit her several times. Kreis admitted to hitting the woman multiple times in the jaw with a closed fist.
In the 2014 case, Judge David Cates ordered that Kreis serve the one-year jail sentence that was suspended. He also ordered Kreis to serve one year in the Kosciusko County Jail for the 2016 case. Both sentences will be served consecutively. A no-contact order was also established between Kreis and the victim in both of these cases.