Domestic argument leads to Mitchell man arrest

MITCHELL – A Mitchell man was arrested early Sunday morning after a man came to the Mitchell Police Department to report a physical altercation.

Joshua Hill

The male told police that 48-year-old Joshua Hill had possibly broken a woman’s ankle during a domestic fight at the woman’s home.

When officers arrived at the home in the 110 block of 7th Street they couldn’t find the woman and Hill had left the home on foot. 

Officers found Hill in the 500 block of West Oak Street. Hill denied the accusation stating to the police.  

During the police search efforts for the woman, a citizen flagged them down and reported the woman could be found in the local laundry mat on Warren Street.

Police observed bruises and lacerations on the woman’s ankle, once they located her.

The woman told police, “I have to  press charges if I don’t, he’ll kill me.”

The woman told police she and Hill were involved in an argument. The argument was regarding that she wanted to leave and go to a friend’s house. During the argument Hill got upset and threw items at her. One of those items struck her in the ankle.

The officer took the woman to her residence on 7th Street and called an ambulance.

The woman signed a battery affidavit and Hill was arrested on charges of domestic battery and intimidation. 

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.