A Bourbon man was arrested after allegedly kicking down the front door of a house then strangling and battering two women inside with a wrench.

Baily Q. Reichert, 20, of 107 E. Sunset Drive, Bourbon, was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail at 5:40 p.m. Friday and faces charges of burglary, a Level 4 felony; battery while armed with a deadly weapon, a Level 5 felony; battery causing serious bodily injury, a Level 5 felony; strangulation, a Level 6 felony; and battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed Thursday in Kosciusko Superior Court III, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence where two women said they were battered by a man and he had left the scene. Upon arrival, the two women were sitting on the front porch, with one woman exhibiting labored breathing, court papers state. Police also observed numerous abrasions on the woman’s head, redness on her neck and a cut on her cheek. The woman was taken by ambulance to Parkview Hospital.

The front door to the residence was significantly damaged and a bicycle and wrench were located on the property. Both women told police that Reichert was the one who battered them. One woman told police Reichert had left his vehicle at the residence some time back to be fixed and had come to the residence Sept. 19 asking for it. When Reichert was told it was not able to be driven yet, he “became angry and left the residence, stating he would be back.”

One woman told police Reichert kicked the door in, entered the residence, grabbed her arm and hit her on the head and that he was holding a large wrench, court papers state. That’s when the other woman who was taken to the hospital came into the room and, according to the probable cause affidavit, Reichert jumped on top of her, used his forearm to press down on her throat to the point she could not breath and pressed a knife to her throat. The woman told police she can’t remember what happened next or if she lost consciousness, but the last thing she remembers is being poked with the knife by Reichert as he fled the residence.

Reichert’s bond was set at $100,750. He’s expected in court at 1 p.m. Thursday.