WARSAW — A Warsaw man was recently arrested after a woman told officers he struck her in the wrist with the hammer. He was previously convicted of shooting a different woman in the neck.
Brandon John Bellamy, 41, 1103 N. Detroit St., Warsaw, is being charged with domestic battery while armed with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony; intimidation with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony; and intimidation, a level 6 felony.
On Aug. 27, a deputy with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic complaint where a woman was struck by a hammer. Upon arrival, Ballamy, the suspect in the case, initially refused to talk with the deputy. Eventually, Bellamy exited the residence and told the deputy that the female was just upset.
The deputy spoke with the female, who advised when she returned home that day, Bellamy refused to let her in the residence. When she was able to enter the house, she went straight to her room. According to the female, Bellamy began yelling at her, stating that he had previously shot a woman in the neck and he would shoot her in the head and make sure it kills her. Bellamy then swung a hammer at her four to five times, striking her wrist. This caused swelling and significant pain.
While Bellamy was being taken to jail, he admitted to the officer that he had been using methamphetamine for the past nine months and had used that day.
Bellamy has a prior Kosciusko County conviction for criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon when he discharged a firearm and struck a woman in the neck in 2016. Bellamy also has previous Kosciusko County convictions for fraud and forgery.
He was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Aug. 27, with a bond of $6,000 surety and cash.