By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A local man will serve one year in jail after battering two people.
Timothy Jacob McClurg, 30, 5430 Old Maumee Road, Lot 80, Fort Wayne, was charged with domestic battery in the presence of a child less than 16 years old, a level 6 felony; and battery resulting in bodily injury, a class A misdemeanor.
McClurg was sentenced in Kosciusko Superior Court 3 on Wednesday, June 17.
On May 24, 2019, a Warsaw Police officer went to a residence regarding a battery. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a woman who said she and McClurg had scheduled a custody exchange for a child.
According to court documents, McClurg forcefully pushed open the door to the residence and began pushing the woman. A man at the residence attempted to stop McClurg from battering the woman. McClurg then began hitting and pushing the man before leaving the residence and driving away. A child was present at the residence during the incident.
For domestic battery in the presence of a child less than 16 years old, Judge Joe Sutton gave McClurg an 18-month sentence, with six months to be executed in the Kosciusko County Jail and one year suspended on formal probation. For battery resulting in bodily injury, Sutton sentenced McClurg to six months in KCJ and six months on formal probation.
Both counts will be served consecutively. Sutton said he had no objection to McClurg serving his sentence through Michiana Community Corrections.