NORTH WEBSTER — A North Webster man was recently arrested after allegedly battering a woman and preventing her from leaving the scene.
Jordan Dale Nieman, 24, 206 E. Washington St., North Webster, is charged with domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury and criminal confinement, both level 6 felonies; domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor; and false informing, a class B misdemeanor.
On Feb. 13, North Webster police officers went to a residence regarding a domestic disturbance. Dispatch told officers that a screaming woman ran out of a house and a man was yanking the woman’s hair and hitting her inside of a vehicle. Several officers from the Syracuse Police Department and Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office also went to the scene.
Upon arrival, two witnesses described the suspect’s physical appearance to officers. One of the witnesses said they heard the man yell at the woman that she wasn’t leaving. The woman jumped into the driver’s seat of a vehicle. The man then entered the vehicle, pulled her hair and did not let her leave.
Witnesses described the woman attempting to get away from the man and that he prevented her from leaving. The witnesses also saw the man, later identified as Nieman, slam the woman into the vehicle’s driver’s side window.
Court documents state the officers then went to the residence to check on the woman. Officers were familiar with Nieman from prior encounters and called one of Nieman’s relatives to assist the officers in checking on the woman. The relative, who also owned the home, gave officers permission to enter the residence.
After about 40 minutes, the relative told officers that Nieman was going to exit the residence. When Nieman opened the front door, he was wearing the same clothing described by witnesses. When asked who the woman was inside the residence, Nieman allegedly said there wasn’t a woman there. He then said a woman was at the home earlier but that she had left.
Officers told Nieman they were given permission to search the home. Nieman then got on the phone with his relative and asked them not to give the officers permission to enter the home. After the call, Nieman admitted that the woman was still in the home.
Officers found the woman in the residence and noticed she had two cuts around her right eye. Both of her eyes were swollen and bruised; her right hand also had red marks on it. When asked how she was injured, the woman said she fell down a set of stairs. Upon being confronted with witness statements, the woman said she didn’t want Nieman to get in trouble and denied getting in a fight with Nieman. The woman’s clothing also appeared to have red stains that resembled blood on them.
Nieman was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Feb. 13, with a $5,250 surety and cash bond.