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Man Arrested After Assulting Ex-Wife And 9-Year-Old

Last updated on Friday, December 28, 2012

(WASHINGTON) - Washington Police arrested 32-year-old old Brett Carpenter on a charge of domestic battery Thursday night.

Police say Carpenter had allegedly beat his ex-wife and was attempting to get into her home.

His ex-wife told police she was attempting to hold the door shut and request they hurry.

About two minutes later the caller reported Carpenter had gained entry had also assaulted a 9-year-old child.

He is charged with domestic battery, battery to a minor, two counts of strangulation, and three counts of neglect of a dependent.

Carpenter is being held in the Daviess County Security Center. No bond has been set.

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