WINONA LAKE — A man faces multiple charges following an alleged domestic incident.
Larry Duane Potts, 39, 1202 Wooster Rd. Lot 13, Winona Lake, was charged with domestic battery with a child under 16 present, a level 6 felony; battery with moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony; two counts of intimidation, a level 6 felony; interference with the reporting of a crime, a class A misdemeanor; and invasion of privacy, a class A misdemeanor.
On April 9, police responded to the report of a physical fight at an undisclosed location in Kosciusko County. A dispatcher at The Kosciusko County 911 Communications told police they had an open line and heard a lot of screaming.
Officers located the homeowner upon arrival. The homeowner was in the kitchen with a cut on his face. Prior to the arrival of the police, he said he was in the kitchen using his computer. He said heard an argument between Potts and a woman in the back bedroom of the residence. The homeowner said that’s when he dialed 911, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
Potts was still at the residence when police arrived. He appeared extremely upset, aggressive through his speech and body language.
While the homeowner was on the phone with 911 dispatch, Potts became aware of this and allegedly took the phone away from the homeowner. Potts then allegedly punched the homeowner in the face multiple times. Despite attempts to get away, Potts pursued the homeowner and continued hitting him.
According to court paperwork, the homeowner claimed Potts threatened to kill him for calling the police.
Police spoke with the woman involved in Potts’ alleged argument. She claimed the two argued about Potts throwing objects and damaging the walls within the residence. The argument quickly became physical, she said. Potts struck the woman’s face and unspecified parts of her body.
During the altercation, the woman said a minor in the residence tried to defend her from Potts. The woman told police Potts threatened to kill her if she made a formal report that resulted in his arrest.
As of Jan. 13, 2020, there was an active protective order against Potts for the woman and the minor, according to court paperwork.
Potts currently has suspended sentences for resisting law enforcement, public intoxication and criminal trespass. He was previously out on bond for charges of intimidation and disorderly conduct. He has a status conference of May 13, 2020.
Potts was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on April 9. His bond is $10,250 surety and cash.