Smith Arrested After Allegedly Battering Woman, Breaking Cellphone
By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Syracuse man was recently arrested after allegedly battering a woman and breaking her cellphone.
Joshua Terry Smith, 36, 8719 E. Hatchery Road, Syracuse, is charged with domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony; domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor; and criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor.
On Feb. 2, a Warsaw Police officer met with a woman regarding a domestic battery which occurred on Feb. 1. During the incident, the woman said Smith took her cellphone and told her he would return it if she got into his vehicle.
According to court documents, when the woman got into the vehicle, Smith became angry and allegedly smashed her face into the vehicle’s center console. He also grabbed the woman by her hair, hit her twice in the nose and the side of the head, and bounced her head off the vehicle’s passenger side window two times.
When the woman begged Smith to return her phone, he smashed the cellphone and bent it in half. The responding officer noticed the woman had a fresh red mark and bruise in the center of her forehead, as well as a fresh mark and scratch on the right side of her neck.
Smith was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Feb. 18, with a $5,250 surety and cash bond.