WARSAW — A Syracuse man is facing several criminal charges after he allegedly dragged a woman by her hair.
Eric W. Hough, 34, 164 EMS D18 Lane, Syracuse, is facing charges of criminal confinement moderate bodily injury, a Level 4 felony; and battery (moderate bodily injury), a Level 6 felony.
According to a probable cause affidavit, on Sept. 28, 2021, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a battery report at a Syracuse home.
He spoke with a woman there who said she had taken some items to Hough. He got upset that the woman was not going to stay with him at the home.
The woman also said that Hough didn’t seem interested in the items. She started to leave. She turned around to walk to her vehicle when Hough attacked her.
She said he grabbed her by her hair and pulled her toward the house. She tried to get away from him, but he kept pulling her toward the house by her hair.
The woman pointed out to the officer the gravel driveway surface that she said she was dragged across. She tried to get Hough to stop, but he got more upset and started to punch her in the face and neck.
The woman finally got away from Hough and got into her vehicle. She tried to back out of the driveway, but that Hough was on her car trying to get her to stop. He tried to take the keys out of the vehicle’s ignition.
The deputy found clumps of the woman’s hair in the driveway where she was dragged across the gravel. He also documented that the woman had injuries to her wrist, tricep and elbow that were bleeding at the time of the report.
The officer also saw that the woman had marks on her face and neck where she complained of pain that were consistent with the physical altercation described.
Hough was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Sept. 28 on a $15,250 surety and cash bond.