A Warsaw man is facing battery and strangulation charges after throwing a woman and strangling a man in late November.

Joshua James Warren, 31, of 680 E. Levi Lee Road, Warsaw, was arrested and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 12:46 a.m. Nov. 22 for domestic battery, battery and strangulation. His preliminary bond was set at $5,250.





Court documents filed Friday list the charges against him as strangulation, a level 6 felony; domestic battery with a child under 16 present, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

On Nov. 21, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputy Travis Mickem responded to a battery complaint at Warren’s address. At the home, he spoke with a man who said he was sleeping when a loud commotion and kids screaming woke him up.

As the man left his bedroom, he saw a woman flying out of a bedroom doorway. He discovered Warren had thrown the woman, Warren’s girlfriend, out of the bedroom and into the hallway, causing her to hit a support beam. When the man told Warren he shouldn’t be throwing her around, Warren became angry and put the man in a choke hold, applying pressure to the point where the man’s breathing was restricted. The man eventually escaped from the choke hold but suffered a cut to his nose and chin.

Mickem spoke with Warren’s girlfriend who said she and Warren were arguing when he became angry, picked her up and threw her out of the bedroom, causing her to hit the support beam. As a result, she had a cut on her right arm and a large red mark on her left arm.

A witness confirmed to Mickem that Warren had placed the man in a choke hold, court documents state.

Present in the home when Warren choked the man and threw his girlfriend were three children under the age of 16.

Warren has already been released from jail on his own recognizance. His initial hearing is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Dec. 13 in Kosciusko County Superior Court I.