By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A North Manchester man was recently arrested after battering and threatening to kill people.
Talbot Neal McKee, 23, 307 S. 1st St., North Manchester, is charged with two counts of battery resulting in moderate bodily injury and two counts of intimidation, all level 6 felonies; resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor; and battery, a class B misdemeanor.
On April 21, a Warsaw Police officer went to an unnamed location in regards to a physical fight. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a man employed at the establishment. The man said a female employee went to confront a client, later identified as McKee, about him yelling. According to court documents, the man heard a commotion and saw McKee holding the woman by the throat and hitting her in the face.
The man began attempting to restrain McKee by performing a hold. McKee then repeatedly hit and kicked the man. McKee later began attempts to find the woman by allegedly attempting to break doors separating him from other clients. The man again began attempting to restrain McKee. During this, McKee head-butted the victim multiple times, causing the man’s nose to bleed.
McKee then began attempting to break a glass door by throwing furniture. He then forcibly entered the location of the building that housed other clients. As the man attempted to restrain McKee again, McKee threatened to give the man a concussion and kill him. While clients were moved to another location to be kept safe, McKee grabbed an unnamed person by the arm. The man stepped in again to restrain McKee, who allegedly hit the man and threatened to kill him.
The officer spoke with the female employee, who confirmed the man’s story. The officer also noticed red marks on the woman’s neck.
While being placed in custody, McKee pulled away from officers and attempted to kick an officer. He also threatened to kill one of the officers if he was taken to jail.
McKee was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on an $11,000 surety and cash bond.