By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Warsaw man was arrested after battering a woman that required hospital care.
Zackery Alexander Drudge, 27, 206 E. 5th St., North Manchester, is charged with domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury, a level 5 felony.
On March 25, a Warsaw Police officer went to an area regarding a report of a woman screaming. While officers were on their way to the scene, several other 911 calls about the incident were received, with one caller saying there was a woman who had a facial injury.
According to court documents, upon arrival at the scene, officers found a woman who was bleeding from her forehead. She also had a cut above her left eye, which was swollen shut. The woman’s nose was bleeding and she had a large amount of swelling on her left cheekbone area.
The woman said she and Drudge had been drinking when Drudge got mad about something and allegedly began punching her in the head and face. The woman said she blacked out while Drudge was hitting her.
An officer spoke with Drudge at the scene. When the officer approached him, Drudge was crouched on a floor and was crying. The officer also noticed that Drudge had blood on his shirt and hands. While speaking with the officer, Drudge said “he didn’t think that he could do that.”
Drudge admitted to punching the woman in the face.
The woman was taken to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne with suspected broken facial bones.