A Warsaw man was arrested on battery and confinement charges three weeks ago after allegedly hitting his girlfriend several times and not letting her out of their bedroom.

Darryl A. Fields, 51, of 301 N. Colfax St., Warsaw, was arrested and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail Aug. 10 for domestic battery with a preliminary bond of $1,000.

He has since been released on $5,000 surety bond and $250 cash bond.





Court documents filed Thursday list the charges against him as criminal confinement, a level 5 felony; domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

On Aug. 10, Kosciusko County Central Dispatch received a 911 call from a woman stating she had been battered by her boyfriend, Fields. Dispatch then received a second call saying Fields was driving a Dodge Durango. Warsaw Police officer Trenton Shively found the vehicle and Fields. He reported a strong odor of alcohol coming from Fields and that he appeared to be intoxicated, according to the court documents.

Officers spoke with Fields who admitted that his girlfriend had been flirting with his brother and that that upset him.

Warsaw Police Department officer Phillip Hawks spoke with the girlfriend at the house. She said Fields had become upset with her because his brother told him that she had been flirting with him. Fields grabbed her by the hair and dragged her into their bedroom and hit her several times, causing her pain.

She said she was able to leave the bedroom multiple times, but Fields would  drag her back to the bedroom and struck her again. She said she was confined without her consent for 30 minutes.

Hawks reported seeing several bruises on the woman and that her hand was bleeding.

His initial hearing is set for 1 p.m. Sept. 13 in Kosciusko County Superior Court III, according to the court documents.