WARSAW — A Bourbon man was recently arrested after breaking into a residence and battering two women.
Baily Quenten Reichert, 20, 107 E. Sunset Drive, Bourbon, is charged with burglary, a level 4 felony; battery while armed with a deadly weapon and battery causing serious bodily injury, both level 5 felonies; strangulation, a level 6 felony; and battery, a class A misdemeanor.
On Sept. 20, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office went to a residence in regards to a battery committed by a man. Upon arrival, the officer was informed that the man had left the scene.
According to court documents, officers saw a woman at the residence who was exhibiting labored breathing. She had several abrasions on her head, as well as redness on her neck and a cut on her cheek. EMS went to the residence and took the woman to Parkview Hospital.
Officers also noticed significant damage to a door at the residence. One officer interviewed a second woman who was at the residence. She told officers that Reichert had kicked in the door to the residence and entered. She said Reichert then grabbed her arm and hit her on the head.
The other woman approached and a physical fight began. Reichert left the scene on a bicycle.
The officer then went to Parkview Hospital and spoke with the woman who was taken there after being battered. She said she was at her residence when she heard a woman scream and went to see what happened. She then said a physical fight began, and that Reichert used his forearm to press down on her throat. He also had what appeared to be a knife pressed to her throat during the altercation.
Both women told the officer that Reichert had left his vehicle at the residence to be fixed. On Sept. 19, Reichert had been at the residence and requested the vehicle. One of the women told Reichert that the vehicle couldn’t be driven yet, causing Reichert to become angry and leave the residence.
Reichert was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Oct. 4, with a $100,750 surety and cash bond.