WARSAW — A Warsaw man was recently arrested after battering a woman in the presence of two children.
Billy Joe Truex, 35, 504 W. Center St., Warsaw, is charged with domestic battery with a child under 16 present, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor.
On Oct. 3, 2019, a Warsaw Police officer responded to a domestic dispute report. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a woman who said she and Truex were arguing when Truex grabbed a hold of her and used his head to hit her on the lip. In an effort to get Truex to let go of her, the woman said she grabbed Truex by the neck and eventually escaped.
Two children were present and witnessed the incident.
Truex has two prior convictions for domestic battery in the presence of a child less than 16 years old.
Truex was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on March 19, 2020, with a $3,750 surety and cash bond.