Warsaw man allegedly shoved, hit ex-girlfriend

A Warsaw man was arrested Wednesday on battery and intimidation charges after allegedly shoving and hitting an ex-girlfriend while trying to get to a male subject he wanted to fight.

Matthew Ian Dilley, 37, of 441 N. Aspen Drive, Warsaw, was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday for domestic battery. His preliminary bond was set at $5,250.

Court documents filed June 6 list the charges against him as domestic battery with a child under 16 present, a level 6 felony; two counts of intimidation, level 6 felonies; domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor; and criminal mischief, a Class B misdemeanor.

On June 8, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputy Craig Summers responded to a report of battery. A woman told him she had been in a relationship with Dilley and it recently ended.

She said Dilley arrived at the residence and she sent two people inside but a child – identified as “AA” – was in a vehicle in the driveway. Dilley wanted to go inside the residence, but the woman got in front of him to stop him. Dilley shoved her and her head bounced off the door frame and he elbowed her in the face, causing her pain, according to court documents.

Dilley attempted to go into the residence and a male subject held the door shut. Dilley told him and a female subject that he would kill them, court documents state.

Dilley told the woman he put her clothes in the fire pit and was going to burn them. When Dilley attempted to enter the residence, he injured his hand and it began bleeding and he left.

The female subject told Summers that Dilley attempted to get inside the residence and was punching the door as the male subject held it shut. She also said Dilley threatened to kill them.

The male subject told Summers he saw Dilley hit the woman two times in the face and elbow her to the head.

“AA” told Summers he heard what was being said and saw Dilley run to his vehicle.

A short time later, Summers received a dispatch call that there was a fire in a fire pit and it was spreading to the deck behind Dilley’s residence on North Aspen Drive. Summers went to the residence and found a firefighter had extinguished the fire. A pile of burnt clothing was in the fire pit.

Summers spoke with a neighbor of Dilley’s, who said he saw Dilley take a red can and dump something on a pile that was in the fire pit and light it on fire. Dilley left the residence while the fire in the pit was burning.

Dilley told Summers via phone that his hand was cut when it got pinned in the closing door. He said he did not think AA saw anything when AA was in the vehicle. He admitted his intention was to fight the male subject.

Summers saw the woman had a bump on the back of her head, and she complained of pain to her face and lips.

Strangulation, battery alleged in Warsaw case

A Warsaw man was arrested in late June after allegedly hitting a woman multiple times with his closed fists.

Bradley Lee Ammons Jr., 35, of 536 E. Center St., #4, Warsaw, was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 6:10 a.m. June 30 for domestic battery with moderate bodily injury and strangulation. His preliminary bond was set at $5,250.

Court documents filed Wednesday list the charges against Ammons as strangulation, a level 6 felony; domestic battery with moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

On June 30, Warsaw Police Department officer Ross Minear was dispatched to Ammons’ residence in reference to a domestic battery report. He spoke to a woman who said she and Ammons had been arguing. During the argument, Ammons hit her multiple times with his closed fists. She said he also placed his hands on her neck in a manner that made it difficult to breathe, court documents state.

Minear saw she had red marks on both sides of her neck, a cut on her forehead and a large red mark on her head.

She told Minear that Ammons was still in the residence. She was examined by EMS and taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital.

Minear went to the residence and Ammons answered the door. He was  placed under arrest and taken to the jail.

Ammons’ initial hearing was set for 8:15 a.m. Aug. 23 in Kosciusko County Superior Court I.

Syracuse couple face charges

A Syracuse couple were arrested on domestic battery charges after an argument earlier this month allegedly got physical.

Kristine Faith Streby, 22, of 9736 N. Hiawatha Lane, Syracuse, was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 12:43 p.m. July 6 for domestic battery in the presence of a child under 16. Her preliminary bond was set at $5,250.

Paul David Goldsworthy, 23, same address, was booked into the jail at 12:17 p.m. July 6 for the same charge and bond amount.

Court documents filed Wednesday list the charges against each of them as domestic battery with a child under 16 present, a level 6 felony, and domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

On July 6, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputy Shawn Castillo responded to a domestic battery report on Hiawatha Lane. Streby said she and her boyfriend, Goldsworthy, were having an argument when he started beating her dog so she took a sickle and hit Goldsworthy on his back about three times, according to court documents.

She said she grabbed “AA” – name and age redacted from the court documents – and locked herself and AA in Goldsworthy’s truck. He took a hammer and broke the window, causing glass to hit Streby and AA. He then grabbed her and pulled her out of the vehicle, causing small cuts on her arms, left hand and left foot.

Goldsworthy told Castillo he and Streby were arguing when she hit him on the back with a sickle. Castillo saw the injury to his back. Goldsworthy said he did break out the driver’s side window in his truck.

Streby’s initial hearing is set for 8:15 a.m. Aug. 30 in Kosciusko County Superior Court I. Goldsworthy’s is set for the same time, date and court.