Man accused of punching female in the face, causing her to fall down a flight of stairs

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested after Bedford Police were called to an apartment on Lincoln Avenue after a report of a possible physical domestic dispute.

 A neighbor reported he heard yelling and what sounded like a female being thrown up against the wall.

Nathan Hendrick

Officers knocked on the apartment door and 36-year-old Nathan Hendrick answered. 

Officers ordered Hendrick out of the apartment however, Hendrick would not comply and had to be physically removed to allow the officers to be able to enter the apartment. Hendrick was finally restrained after he continued to be non compliant with the officers.

A female was inside the apartment and informed officers when she arrived home she found her apartment in disarray. Hendrick was in the apartment and began calling her names. Hendrick’s frustration then escalated to the point where he punched the female in the face, causing her to fall down a flight of stairs. She also stated Hendrick continued to punch her three more times in the head.

The female suffered an open wound on the top of her head. An ambulance was called to the scene, but the female refused to go to the hospital. 

Hendrick denied the female’s allegations.

Hendrick was arrested on a charge of domestic battery and resisting arrest.

If you or someone you know is involved in a domestic violence situation and needs help, call Hoosier Hills PACT 24-hour crisis line at 1-888-883-1959 or visit their website at

The agency can provide emergency assistance with shelter to those in domestic violence situations.  Hoosier Hills PACT also provides assistance with court advocacy, protective orders, education, outreach programs, support groups, and more.