WARSAW — A Warsaw man is facing multiple charges after allegedly confining a woman in an apartment and attempting to run her over with a vehicle after she fled.
Rocky Warren Wicker, 36, 1612 Tippecanoe Drive A., Warsaw, is charged with criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon, a level 3 felony; intimidation with a deadly weapon and attempted domestic battery with a deadly weapon, both level 5 felonies; criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of a crime, both class A misdemeanors.
On June 8, a Warsaw Police officer responded to a report of a domestic complaint at the Time Out Inn. Upon arrival, the officer met with a woman who said Wicker had been drinking alcohol and using methamphetamine. She said Wicker had confined her in an apartment for about three hours prior to her escaping and seeking help.
According to court documents, the woman said while she was confined, Wicker allegedly threw household items at her, hit her right shoulder and broke glass in a bedroom. Wicker took the woman’s phone from her so she could not call for help; he also told the woman she couldn’t leave and was holding a knife while threatening to kill her.
The woman told officers she was able to escape when Wicker went into the bedroom to clean up glass. When she fled the apartment, Wicker chased her, then got into a vehicle and attempted to run the woman over.
Officers accompanied the woman to the apartment but Wicker was not there. The woman was able to enter the apartment and allowed officers to enter. While inside, officers noticed the apartment was in a state of disarray. The woman said this was due to Wicker’s rampage earlier in the day.
A witness near the Time Out Inn during the incident said they heard the woman screaming for help as a vehicle accelerated at her and missed hitting the woman. The witness told officers he believed the vehicle’s driver was trying to hit the woman but stopped when the woman approached the witness.
Wicker was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on June 12, with a $21,000 surety and cash bond.