Man charged with strangulation, battery

From Local Sources


JASPER — A Martin County man was booked into jail this week on a warrant charging him with strangulation and domestic battery.

The charges against William J. Schimke, 48, Loogootee, stem from a June 30 incident investigated by the Jasper Police Department, according to an affidavit.

Police were called to a report of a physical domestic the night of June 30, with officers arriving after Schimke had left.

After an investigation, a warrant was issued out of Dubois Circuit Court charging Schimke with Level 6 felony strangulation and misdemeanor counts of domestic battery and battery.

Authorities booked Schimke into the Dubois County Security Center at 1:29 p.m. Monday on the active warrant. During an initial hearing Tuesday, a preliminary plea of not guilty was entered on Schimke’s behalf and he was released from custody on a previously posted bond with moderate pretrial monitoring.

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