Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

News

June 18, 2013

Woman, 19, charged in assault involving baseball bat

Greensburg — A St. Paul woman currently housed at the Decatur County Jail without bond allegedly attacked a man with a baseball bat in the parking lot of Greensburg’s Goodwill store late Monday afternoon.

According to a police report filed in Decatur County Superior Court, Taylor M. Giddings, 19, faces a single charge of battery, a Class C Felony.

In the course of searching Giddings during her arrest, the report further alleges, police also uncovered a bottle of Clonzepam pills, a Schedule IV controlled substance under the Indiana criminal code. That discovery led to an additional Class D Felony charge. Police also allegedly found a quantity of marijuana sufficient for an additional charge of possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor.

Witnesses to the scene told police they saw a white female matching Giddings’ description in the Goodwill parking lot late Monday afternoon exit from a “black vehicle with blue trim rims with a baseball bat and strike the victim,” who was seated on a moped.

Witness accounts corroborated with that of the injured man, who told police Giddings hit him “2 to 3 times.”

Giddings allegedly fled the scene as a passenger in the “black vehicle with blue trim rims.” Shortly thereafter, the vehicle was pulled over for a routine traffic stop by a Decatur County Sheriff’s deputy. Officers from the Greensburg Police Department in charge of the investigation arrived on scene and began questioning Giddings, who denied she’d attacked the injured man with a baseball bat.

According to the report, Giddings allegedly told police she’d gone to the Goodwill to confront the man in reference to “her niece being previously molested by him.” She allegedly denied assaulting him.

Police also allegedly recovered a black baseball bat “behind the driver side seat on the floorboard” of the vehicle in which Giddings was riding.

The report further alleges that Giddings and the driver of the black vehicle gave conflicting statements to police.

The man allegedly assaulted by Giddings told police that, upon being hit with the bat, “he had fallen over, hitting the ground with the moped lying on top of him.” The report states the man “sustained trauma, bruising, swelling, and lacerations to the right side of the face near the eye and jawline.”

Contact: Rob Cox 812-663-3111 x7011

1
Text Only
News
  • Decatur County Events Calendar Local clubs, service groups, fraternal organizations and others are encouraged to send their Coming Events information to the Daily News at news@greensburgdailynews.com or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240. April 22 1 to 3 p.m. - Euchre at

    April 19, 2014

  • Hoosiers need to move over for workers GREENSBURG - Hoosiers need to slow down and move over to allow a cushion of space for vehicles stopped on the road's shoulder, particularly on the interstates. National Work Zone Awareness Week was last week and the 17th anniversary of Indiana State

    April 19, 2014

  • Lunch Menus April 21 – April 25 Good Shepherd Christian Academy Monday - Pizza, grape tomatoes, strawberries and cake, milk Tuesday - Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad, ice cream, milk Wednesday - Chicken nuggets, tater tots, green beans, casserole, applesauce, milk Thu

    April 19, 2014

  • Graduation rates high GREENSBURG -- Greensburg and South Decatur High schools had among the best graduation rates in the state last year. North Decatur High School ranked near the middle, but still above the state average. Greensburg reported a graduation rate of 99.3 per

    April 19, 2014

  • nws-gb041914-pig virus photo Pig virus taking toll GREENSBURG -- When Decatur County farmer Jeff Smiley ducked into the nursery barn, about two dozen piglets rushed into a corner of their pen, their pinkish hides bouncing into one another like a porcine version of bumper cars. The piglet's round nose

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb041914-santee fire station - pic1 (please place on pg1) Clarksburg Vol. Fire Department breaks ground on Station 2 CLARKSBURG -- In 2012, members of the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Board of Directors proposed building a new Firehouse to service the Lake Santee Community. CVFD Board President Wayne Geiss recalls that construction of a separate Fire

    April 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • A pedicure that cured all my pet peeves Since I was a young person, I always had some pets around. Most of these have been dogs, hunting dogs in particular. And I loved my pets. In getting older, I discovered that having a pet dog around is a lot of work. More work than I care to do in lig

    April 19, 2014

  • Church Briefs Liberty Baptist Church Sunday, April 20 - Resurrection Sunday Liberty Baptist Church will have Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. in the Sanctuary, with the women doing the program. Following the Sunrise service the men of the congregation will serve Easter B

    April 19, 2014

  • Cards RHP Kelly on DL WASHINGTON -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The Cardinals also optioned righty reliever Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis and recalled rookie right-handers Eric Forn

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-ymca flat rock - pic2 Local retreat mostly unknown around Decatur County ST. PAUL -- Out in the northwest corner of Decatur County lies a place that's largely unknown within the county itself. Oddly enough, this hideaway of natural splendor is anything but secret to the rest of the world. From Spain and Hong Kong they com

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos