Bedford man arrested on domestic battery charge

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested Sunday on a charge of domestic battery.

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to a home in the 200 block of Castle Drive at 6:10 p.m. after a female called reporting a domestic fight.

Christopher Martin

A female told police 46-year-old Christopher Martin had been drinking all day and injured her during a domestic fight. 

She said Martin threw her to the ground after she attempted to take a bottle of alcohol out of his hand.

The woman told police she had a scratch on her hand and wanted to file charges.

When officers arrived they spoke to Martin. He was compliant but refused to tell police what happened.

He was arrested on a charge of domestic battery.

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