WARSAW — A Warsaw man was recently arrested on three criminal cases involving him making bomb threats while harassing and threatening a woman.
In the first case, Danny Bruce Kirby, Jr., 49, 534 N. Parker St., Warsaw, is charged with domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony. Kirby was also charged with stalking, a level 5 felony; and two counts of false reporting and one intimidation charge, all level 6 felonies, in a second case. He was also charged with harassment, a class B misdemeanor, in a third case.
On Nov. 15, a Warsaw Police officer went to a residence regarding a domestic battery report. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a woman, who said Kirby had punched and kicked her in the face. Kirby also allegedly kicked the woman when she was on the floor.
According to court documents, the officer noticed the woman’s face was red and swollen and that she had a facial laceration. The officer also noticed blood on the floor.
Officers were unable to locate Kirby during this incident.
On Nov. 20, Warsaw Police officers were contacted by the woman regarding her receiving harassing messages from Kirby after she told him to stop contacting her.
On Nov. 27, a Warsaw Police officer responded to a bomb threat at Meijer. Through investigation, the officer learned which phone number the bomb threat originated from. The phone number was found to be connected to Kirby through various Internet sources, as well as verbal confirmation from the woman who was battered by Kirby on Nov. 15.
On Nov. 28, Warsaw officers investigated a second threat of violence at Meijer. Court documents state Meijer’s call center received a call from whom they suspected was the same person who called in bomb threats on Nov. 27. During this call, the man, later identified as Kirby, said he was going to shoot the woman he battered on Nov. 15. The woman shared multiple voicemails from Kirby with officers. In the voicemails, Kirby threatens the woman and says there is a bomb somewhere.
On Nov. 29, Warsaw Police investigated multiple threats of violence at the woman’s residence.
At 5:35 p.m. Nov. 29, a man called central dispatch’s non-emergency line and said there was a bomb at the woman’s residence and that he was going to kill the woman.
At 6:58 p.m. Nov. 29, the man made another threat regarding a bomb at Meijer. This call came through 911 and originated from the number used on Nov. 27 to make a bomb threat. Officers determined the call came from Deluxe Inn. Officers found Kirby at the hotel and took him into custody. Kirby had a cellphone on his person with the phone number used on Nov. 27 and 29 to make threats.
A protection order between Kirby and the woman was served on Dec. 1.
Kirby has been previously convicted of invasion of privacy and arson.
He was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Nov. 30.