Man arrested after slamming woman into a wall

MITCHELL – A Mitchell man was arrested after his involvement in a domestic dispute on September 5, 2021.

Frankie Lykins

Police arrested 42-year-old Frankie Lykins on charges of strangulation, domestic battery, battery resulting in bodily injury, intimidation, and criminal confinement.

According to a probable cause affidavit on September 5th at 1:50 p.m. Mitchell Police officers were called about a domestic dispute.

The woman in fear of retaliation by Lykins asked to meet officers in the parking lot at Burris Elementary School.

The woman said Lykins threw her up against a wall and choked her. The woman tried to leave the room and Lykins would not let her. 

 She eventually got free. Lykins had threatened to kill the woman’s 19-year-old son and burn the house down with her and the kids inside.

The woman said Lykins had left the home and was not sure where he was. The officer told the woman if Lykins returned home to call the police. The woman also requested a protective order.

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Lykins’ 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.

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