WARSAW — A Warsaw man was recently arrested after allegedly threatening a woman with a knife.
Robert Allen Stouder, 41, 503 W. Center St. Apartment A., Warsaw, is charged with two counts of intimidation, both level 5 felonies; and invasion of privacy, a class A misdemeanor.
On April 28, a Warsaw Police officer responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence. Upon arrival, the officer heard a loud noise coming from inside the home. The officer knocked on the door and eventually, Stouder and a woman answered. The woman was also holding a child.
According to court documents, Stouder said he believed there was a no-contact order between him and the woman. However, he said he had been living at the residence for about a month. Stouder said the woman started an argument with him and hit him in the face. The officer did not notice any marks on Stouder’s face.
The woman said an argument began when Stouder took the child out of a crib. During the argument, Stouder allegedly took out a pocket knife and pointed it at her. The woman also said she did hit Stouder in the face to get him to drop the knife. When Stouder didn’t drop the knife, the woman began pounding on the residence’s walls to get the neighbors’ attention.
Two neighbors heard the woman pounding on the walls and also heard her say, “Give me the baby and get the knife out of here.”
On April 29, the officer spoke with a second child who was at the home at the time of the incident. The child said they heard Stouder yell and threaten to kill the woman. They also heard the woman tell Stouder to put a knife down.
Stouder is currently on bond in Kosciusko Superior Court Two for domestic battery. As of February, he has been under a no-contact order through the Superior Two case, prohibiting him from having contact with the woman.
Stouder was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on April 29, with an $11,000 surety and cash bond.