An Argos man is facing charges after allegedly battering his girlfriend and two minor children after he was awakened from his sleep due to a child crying.

Logan Ryan Neidlinger, 25, Argos, was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail at 1:25 a.m. Dec. 26 and faces two Level 5 felony charges for domestic battery to a person less than 14 years of age by a person at least 18 years of age; strangulation, a Level 6 felony; domestic battery with a child under 16 present, a Level 6 felony; and domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed Friday in Kosciusko Superior Court I, at 12:39 a.m. Dec. 26 two children had called 911 and said they’d just been hit by Neidlinger.

Upon arrival, police spoke with the children’s mother who told police Neidlinger had just battered her and her children. Neidlinger was the only adult present at the home during the time of the incident, according to Neidlinger, who further said he was woken up by three children crying. He said he expected the other two children to care for the crying children and became angry. Neidlinger admitted to police he pushed one child up against the wall and slapped the other across the face after she began screaming. He also admitted to pushing the woman, according to the affidavit.

When police spoke with the children, according to the affidavit, they said Neidlinger was angry he was woken up, slapped them and pushed them onto a bed to try to choke them.

The woman told police her children called her and said they had been battered by Neidlinger so she came home and got into an argument with him about what happened, according to the affidavit. During this argument, Neidlinger allegedly pushed the woman, broke a Christmas tree and television, then got on top of her and used his legs to pin her down before grabbing her neck with his hands. He only got off the woman once law enforcement arrived, according to the affidavit.

Police observed injuries on the children and the woman that matched the story of what happened, according to court papers.

Neidlinger’s bond was set at $6,000 and no-contact orders were put in place.