A Brownstown man faces three charges after police said he battered a woman late Sunday, authorities report.
William D. Morris, 49, faces two preliminary Level 6 felony charges of battery causing moderate injury and criminal confinement. He also faces a Class A misdemeanor charge of interfering with the reporting of a crime.
Seymour police were called at 11:48 p.m. to a residence on Village Circle Avenue in the Village Green Mobile Home Park south of Seymour.
Police said Morris was intoxicated when he arrived at the residence and entered a bedroom where a woman was sleeping.
The woman told officers that Morris grabbed her by the head and hair before dragging her into the living room and throwing her on a couch.
He proceeded to choke, hit and head-butt her, she told police.
The woman bit Morris and got away from him and tried to choke him with the collar of his shirt, Chief Bill Abbott said.
At one point, the woman grabbed her cellphone, but Morris grabbed her by the face and put his body between her and her phone, police said.
The woman was then able to shove Morris out the door of the residence, lock the door and call police.
When interviewed by police, Morris told officers he was asleep on the couch when the woman bit him.
Officers reported that the woman had multiple injuries to her face.
Officer Joshua Daniel made the arrest and was assisted by Cpl. Jacob Florine and Officer John Armstrong.
Morris was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 12:50 a.m. Monday and is being held without bond.
A Level 6 felony is punishable between six months and two and a half years upon conviction.