NEW CASTLE, Ind. — Just one week after a Middletown man was charged with battering his estranged spouse, he has already negotiated a cope with prosecutors and entered a responsible plea.
Joshua S. Deck, 40, on Monday pleaded responsible to home battery, a Stage 5 felony carrying as much as six years in jail.
Henry Circuit Court docket 1 Decide Bob Witham set sentencing for July 29.
The deal known as for dismissal of two different prices pending towards Deck — resisting legislation enforcement and invasion of privateness. Nevertheless, it set no limits on the sentence Witham can impose.
Deck was arrested by Middletown police Might 1 after he allegedly violated a restraining order by getting into his partner’s house, slapped her within the face, tipped over a espresso desk and threw gadgets at a tv.
He reportedly fled when officers arrived on the house, leading to a pursuit involving a police Okay-9. Nevertheless, Deck was not apprehended till he returned to his spouse’s property.
With this week’s responsible plea, the Middletown man has now been convicted of home battery 5 occasions.
On the day of his most up-to-date arrest, police investigated a report Deck had additionally battered one other lady, reported to be seven months pregnant together with his youngster.
Her accidents included a potential damaged nostril, in accordance with an affidavit.
Associated prices haven’t been filed in Madison County, the place that assault was alleged to have taken place.
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Douglas Walker is a information reporter for The Star Press. Contact him at 765-213-5851 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.