WARSAW — A Warsaw man was arrested after hitting a woman and alleging she injured his arm, even though medical staff could not find anything wrong with him.
Fabian Mar Sosa, 22, 416 N. Roosevelt St., Warsaw, is charged with domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony.
On Sept. 18, Warsaw Police officers received a report from dispatch about a man who said his elbow was broken. Upon arrival at the scene, the investigating officer heard a woman yell, “I didn’t do anything to you. You punched me in the face.”
According to court documents, the officer saw a man, later identified as Mar Sosa, laying on a kitchen floor and clutching his left arm. A woman was also in the home and had dried blood around the right side of her mouth. Both Mar Sosa and the woman appeared to be intoxicated. Mar Sosa said he could not get up due to his arm pain. Medics arrived on scene and examined Mar Sosa.
A Warsaw Police officer spoke with the woman, who initially was hesitant to discuss what happened. The woman said she and Mar Sosa had been drinking when a verbal argument began. Mar Sosa allegedly hit the woman’s mouth with the backside of his hand, causing her lip to bleed. When the woman called a relative and asked him to pick her up, Mar Sosa began saying that she had hurt him and broke his arm. She said prior to calling her relative, Mar Sosa was talking normally. The woman denied being physical with Mar Sosa.
The officer then spoke with Mar Sosa, who was now complaining of shoulder pain. Mar Sosa said the woman threw him against a wall and that he fell on his arm. When the officer asked Mar Sosa if the woman picked him up and threw him, Mar Sosa said the woman pushed him. He also denied hitting the woman.
Medics told officers that they did not know what, if anything, was wrong with Mar Sosa’s arm. When officers informed Mar Sosa he was going to jail for domestic battery, Mar Sosa requested to go to the hospital first. Prior to leaving the scene, Mar Sosa spoke with a relative of the woman. During the conversation, Mar Sosa’s groaning and grimacing allegedly reduced significantly.
Mar Sosa was taken to a local hospital, where he was seen by a doctor and medically cleared. Medical staff confirmed that nothing appeared to be wrong with Mar Sosa’s arm.
Mar Sosa has already been arrested and released on bond. He has an initial hearing at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in Kosciusko Superior Court Two.