NORTH WEBSTER — A North Webster man was arrested after allegedly battering a woman.
Jacob James Bridges, 27, 403 W. Tanya Ave., North Webster, is charged with strangulation and domestic battery with a child under 16 present, both level 6 felonies; and domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor.
On Feb. 24, a North Webster Police officer went to a residence regarding a battery that had occurred. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a woman, who said she and a man, later identified as Bridges, had gotten into a verbal argument.
According to court documents, the woman said during this argument, she attempted to go downstairs when Bridges grabbed her and forced her onto the floor. She then attempted to turn around when Bridges pulled her hair.
At some point during the altercation, Bridges allegedly punched the woman in the back several times. He also applied pressure to the woman’s neck for a significant amount of time. Bridges then left the residence. The officer noticed red marks on the woman’s neck.
During the incident, two children were present in the residence. Bridges returned to the residence and the reporting officer interviewed him. Bridges said a verbal argument did occur and admitted to punching the woman in the back, as well as holding her down and applying pressure to her neck.
Bridges has an initial hearing in this case at 1 p.m. April 17.