Oolitic man arrested after slapping a woman

OOLITIC – An Oolitic man was arrested Friday after a woman came to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department to report she had been injured during a domestic dispute. 

John Cowden

The woman told the deputy 51-year-old John Cowden had slapped her face and then grabbed her face.

The officer reported the woman’s face was red with irritation and she had fingermark impressions on her skin. 

Deputies responded to the woman’s apartment she shared with Cowden on 9th Street in Oolitic and arrested Cowden on a charge of domestic battery.

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 https://www.pactchangeslives.com/.

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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