WARSAW — A Warsaw man was recently arrested after allegedly battering and pointing a gun at a pregnant woman.
He’s facing ten charges.
William Austin Moore, 22, 1826 Hepler Drive, Warsaw, is charged with domestic battery to a pregnant woman and carrying a handgun without a license with a prior felony within 15 years, both level 5 felonies; domestic battery with a child under 16 present, strangulation, intimidation, and domestic battery with a prior conviction enhancement, all level 6 felonies; and carrying a handgun without a license, domestic battery, pointing a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer, all class A misdemeanors.
On Aug. 5, a Warsaw Police officer went to an undisclosed location regarding a person pointing a gun at someone. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a woman who said Moore battered her and pointed a firearm at her head. At the time of the incident, the woman was 12 weeks pregnant.
According to court documents, one of the woman’s relatives showed the officer home security surveillance footage of the incident. The officer watched the footage and could hear arguing and what sounded like a slide on a semi-automatic gun being racked backward. The officer could also hear a child at the scene ask Moore if he was going to kill someone. Eventually Moore is shown walking away from the house and throwing shoes at the woman’s car before leaving.
When asked what occurred, the woman told the officer she and Moore had been arguing throughout the day. Moore called the woman while she was running errands and was angry that she wasn’t home. When the woman went home, she and Moore resumed their argument. The woman noticed Moore was wearing a holster with a gun in it. Moore then allegedly drew the gun and cocked it before pointing it at the woman’s forehead and pushing it into her skin. He also threatened to shoot the woman if she didn’t get out of his way.
Moore then holstered the gun and pushed the woman’s chest with his forearm and applied pressure up to her neck. There were other children in the home when the incident occurred, but only one child observed what happened.
On Aug. 6, a Warsaw Police officer interviewed Moore. During the interview, Moore admitted to pointing the gun at the woman but denied touching her. Moore also recalled the child asking if he was going to kill someone.
Moore has a prior felony conviction for domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old and was convicted in December 2017.
For this incident, Moore was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Oct. 20, with an $11,000 surety and cash bond.