WARSAW — A Winona Lake man was recently arrested after allegedly raping and battering a person.
Johnnie James Walter Jackson III, 20, 1202 Wooster Road 88, Winona Lake, is charged with rape, a level 3 felony; and strangulation and battery, both level 6 felonies.
On July 30, a Warsaw Police officer responded to a report of rape. The individual who made the report told the officer they met up with Jackson earlier in the day.
According to court documents, the person said a man, later identified as Jackson, expressed a romantic interest in them. However, the person told Jackson they were in a relationship with someone else. During the meeting, Jackson allegedly forced the person to have sexual intercourse. The person also said Jackson threw them to the ground and hit their head several times while strangling them with an item of clothing.
During the attack, the person told Jackson to stop. The officer noticed the person had numerous abrasions all over their body.
Jackson also called into dispatch and said he needed to speak to law enforcement. Initially, Jackson claimed he was attacked by two people who hit him in the head and that he blacked out. Jackson was medically cleared at a local hospital, where medical personnel said he had no signs of being hit in the head.
In an interview with law enforcement, Jackson admitted to forcibly having intercourse with the person against their will. Jackson said he heard the individual say “no” but that he lost control and something in his head told him to do it.
Jackson was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on July 31, with a $21,000 surety and cash bond.
If he bonds out of jail, Jackson cannot leave the state of Indiana without court authorization. A no-contact order is also in effect between Jackson and the victim.