NORTH WEBSTER — A North Webster man was recently arrested after battering a woman and threatening to kill her.
Tyler Adam Ferguson, 21, 312 W. Crystal Flash Road 31, North Webster, is charged with domestic battery with a child under 16 present and strangulation, both level 6 felonies; and domestic battery and intimidation, both class A misdemeanors.
On July 13, a North Webster Police officer responded to a report of domestic battery at a residence. The officer first spoke with Ferguson at the scene.
According to court documents, Ferguson said he asked a woman to move out of the home. However, when Ferguson arrived at the home, the woman had not packed any of her items. He said the woman got in his face and that he shoved her backward. Ferguson told the officer the woman grabbed onto his neck after she was pushed backward.
The officer then spoke with the woman about what occurred. She said she was packing her property when Ferguson shoved her. Ferguson allegedly grabbed the woman and threw her into a wall; he proceeded to punch her, twist her arm and push her in an attempt to remove her from the home.
Ferguson allegedly knocked the woman to the floor and applied pressure to her neck. She said she scratched Ferguson to get him off of her. She told the officer she was scared Ferguson would kill her for calling for help. The officer noticed the woman had red marks, scratches and swelling to her back and shoulder area. She had swollen and red ribs from being punched by Ferguson. The officer also noticed the woman had neck swelling consistent with being choked. Two children were present at the time of the incident.
A witness at the scene said she saw Ferguson throw the woman against a door and wall. She also witnessed Ferguson punch the woman four times before the attack could be stopped.
While being taken into custody, Ferguson allegedly told the officer he just wanted to put a bullet in the woman’s head rather than deal with trespassing her.
Ferguson was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on July 13, with a $6,000 surety and cash bond.