A Warsaw man was arrested this morning for allegedly hitting, strangling, confining his girlfriend and putting a gun to her head in late July.

Samuel Romero, 32, of 1861 N. Vicky Lane, Warsaw, was arrested and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 2:37 a.m. today for criminal confinement with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $40,000 surety and $250 cash.

Court documents filed Aug. 30 list the charges against him as criminal confinement, a level 3 felony; intimidation with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony; strangulation, a level 6 felony; domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

On July 26, Warsaw Police officer Miles Reichard responded to a battery complaint at Shamrock Mobile Home Park. Upon arrival, he spoke with the victim who said her boyfriend, Romero, hit her on the head, strangled her, stopped her from leaving the home and held a gun to her head.





She said Romero was accusing her of cheating on him when he became angry, climbed on top of her and hit her in the head, court documents state. She also said he put both hands around her neck and squeezed, making it hard for her to breathe. She tried to leave the home several times but he stopped her each time by either sitting on her or blocking the door.

The victim said Romero also pinned her down on the bed and pointed a gun at her head, trying to get her to admit who she was cheating with. He eventually put the gun down but then picked it up again and pointed it at her.

Romero and the victim had been dating for about four months. She said Romero told her previously that if she ever cheated on him she would see a side of him she did not want to see.

Reichard saw a mark on the victim’s neck and a bruise behind her ear.

A no-contact order against Romero was entered Aug. 30.