Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


October 23, 2012

Man charged with battery on pregnant woman

Greensburg —  A Greensburg man was arrested Friday following an alleged domestic incident that resulted in injuries to a pregnant female acquaintance.

According to Charging Information filed Friday in the Decatur Circuit Court, Jeremy L. Lucas, 37, of 310 East Fourth Street, Lot 10, in Greensburg, faces a single count of Battery, a class “C” felony.

Reports from the Greensburg Police Department assert the alleged incident occurred following an argument Tuesday afternoon between Lucas and the victim. The female victim, who identified herself as Lucas’ girlfriend, reportedly accused Lucas of talking with or having intimate relationships with other women.

The police report states the argument escalated, and Lucas grabbed the female by the throat and threw her into an entertainment center, causing swelling and bruising. He is also alleged to have slapped the victim with the back of his hand, choked her and sat upon her chest, causing her to not be able to breathe.

Following the assault, Lucas is alleged to have informed the victim and her mother that bodily harm would come to both of them if they contacted authorities. Lucas was later picked up and taken from the residence by a relative.

After the incident, the victim and her mother went to the mother’s residence and called an ambulance.

Medical professionals at Decatur County Memorial Hospital were able to determine the fetus had a heartbeat during a subsequent examination.

Authorities were unsuccessful in locating Lucas Tuesday. Following issuance of a warrant, Lucas was arrested by Det. Robert Zapfe of the Greensburg Police Department Friday afternoon. GPD Officer Mike McNealy responded to the initial call.

Officer McNealy’s report states the victim suffered swelling and bruising to the right side of her face, red marks on both sides of her throat and her back, and swelling and bruising on her right hand.

Charging Information asserts Lucas was aware of the victim’s pregnancy. McNealy’s report mentions the victim attempted to defend herself, but she was overpowered by the subject.

Initially, no bond amount was set for Lucas following his arrest. The defendant appeared in court Monday and entered a preliminary plea of not guilty. A cash bond in the amount of $750 was then set for Lucas, and a trial was scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 25, 2013.

A No Contact Order was issued Monday, requiring Lucas to, among other restrictions, remain at least 1,000 feet away from the victim.

Jeremy Lucas remained incarcerated in the Decatur County Jail at press time Monday.

Contact: Brent Brown 812-663-3111 x7056


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