Pierceton Man Arrested On Burglary, Sexual Battery Charges

November 17, 2023 at 5:52 p.m.
Preston Michael West
Preston Michael West

By JACKIE GORSKI Lifestyles Editor

A Pierceton man was arrested for allegedly entering a woman’s residence and attempted to engage in sexual activity.
Preston Michael West, 33, of 4539 S. CR 750E, Pierceton, is charged with burglary, a level 4 felony; sexual battery, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor.
He was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 9:49 a.m. Wednesday on a $21,000 preliminary bond.
According to the probable cause affidavit, at approximately 10:15 a.m. Oct. 3, dispatch advised Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office of a domestic dispute. A woman said West had entered her home and they argued.
A deputy spoke with the woman, who said West entered her home while she slept. West texted the woman earlier to ask if she was busy. She replied she was busy. She then took her child to school and returned home to sleep.
She woke up and West was sitting on her bed, trying to kiss her and have sex with her. She said she started to scream. She said she freaked out, causing West to leave the residence and he left his watch behind.
The deputy spoke with West. West admitted he texted the woman. West said the woman “flipped out on him” and cussed him out. West denied he was at the woman’s residence multiple times. West showed the deputy text messages with the woman where she indicated she was busy.
After several denials, West admitted he was at the woman’s residence, knocked on the back door and the woman yelled at him. West also said he pulled into the woman’s driveway and was going to go up, but then went straight home. West said he didn’t go into the residence.
On Oct. 5, a second deputy talked to the woman. The woman said she woke up to find West in her bed. She kicked West away from her, according to court documents. The woman also said she and West argued through the house and onto the porch and he left.
A deputy talked to a neighbor who said she was inside her home on Oct. 3 when she could hear the woman screaming at someone. The neighbor saw a man walking through the yard, away from the woman’s home. The woman was screaming and cussing at the man, according to court documents.



A Pierceton man was arrested for allegedly entering a woman’s residence and attempted to engage in sexual activity.
Preston Michael West, 33, of 4539 S. CR 750E, Pierceton, is charged with burglary, a level 4 felony; sexual battery, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor.
He was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 9:49 a.m. Wednesday on a $21,000 preliminary bond.
According to the probable cause affidavit, at approximately 10:15 a.m. Oct. 3, dispatch advised Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office of a domestic dispute. A woman said West had entered her home and they argued.
A deputy spoke with the woman, who said West entered her home while she slept. West texted the woman earlier to ask if she was busy. She replied she was busy. She then took her child to school and returned home to sleep.
She woke up and West was sitting on her bed, trying to kiss her and have sex with her. She said she started to scream. She said she freaked out, causing West to leave the residence and he left his watch behind.
The deputy spoke with West. West admitted he texted the woman. West said the woman “flipped out on him” and cussed him out. West denied he was at the woman’s residence multiple times. West showed the deputy text messages with the woman where she indicated she was busy.
After several denials, West admitted he was at the woman’s residence, knocked on the back door and the woman yelled at him. West also said he pulled into the woman’s driveway and was going to go up, but then went straight home. West said he didn’t go into the residence.
On Oct. 5, a second deputy talked to the woman. The woman said she woke up to find West in her bed. She kicked West away from her, according to court documents. The woman also said she and West argued through the house and onto the porch and he left.
A deputy talked to a neighbor who said she was inside her home on Oct. 3 when she could hear the woman screaming at someone. The neighbor saw a man walking through the yard, away from the woman’s home. The woman was screaming and cussing at the man, according to court documents.



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