WARSAW — A Warsaw man was recently arrested after allegedly battering a woman to the point where she went to a hospital for treatment.
Jacob Isaiah Craft, 28, 4630 S. CR 500E, Warsaw, was booked for domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury and strangulation, both level 6 felonies; and domestic battery with a prior conviction enhancement, a level 5 felony.
On July 4, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s deputy went to a local hospital regarding a domestic battery report.
According to court documents, the woman said she and Craft went to a home when a verbal argument began between the two. She told the officer she began crying and was sitting on a floor when Craft grabbed her head and hit her face about seven or eight times.
As the woman attempted to stand up, Craft allegedly put her in a chokehold and began squeezing his arms. The woman said she had difficulty breathing and felt like she was about to pass out, but was unsure if she did or not.
When Craft began attempting to look through her phone, the woman left the home and got into a vehicle, leaving the scene. She later went to the hospital due to continual pain, particularly in her jaw.
The deputy noticed the woman had bruising and redness to her eye and cheek area, as well as swelling and redness to her jaw. There also appeared to be bruising to her lower jaw and neck, consistent with being put in a chokehold.
Craft was previously convicted of domestic battery in December 2019. The woman in the July 4 incident was the victim in the December 2019 case.
For the July case, Craft was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Sept. 17, with a $10,250 surety and cash bond.