BUNKER HILL — At approximately 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, officers from the Indiana State Police and the Miami County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence at 2629 Capehart Ave., Peru, on a reported battery of a 32-year-old woman who lives at the home.
When officers arrived, they met with the victim and noticed an injury that indicated she had allegedly been battered by a man, identified as Michael Pettingill, 36. Pettingill was inside the home that he shared with the victim. Further investigation showed that Pettingill was wanted on a Fulton Superior Court arrest warrant for theft – receiving stolen property.
Officers made several requests for Pettingill to come out of the home. He refused to leave the residence. Officers also used various techniques to coax Pettingill into surrendering, but he failed to do so.
At 9:14 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, as officers from the Indiana State Police Special Weapons and Tactics Team were about to enter the home, Pettingill climbed out of a rear window. He was immediately taken into custody by waiting officers.
Pettingill was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail and will face charges for domestic battery, resisting law enforcement, strangulation and the Fulton County arrest warrant.