Bedford man arrested after woman signs battery affidavit

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested Thursday, September 1 when Bedford Police officers were called to 930 L Street at 4:47 p.m. after a report of a physical dispute.

While en route, Bedford Police Dispatch advised that the male involved in the altercation had left the home. 

When police arrived they spoke to 39-year-old Dalis Johnson outside of the home and a female inside the home. 

Dalis Johnson

The woman reported Johnson got angry and went to his bedroom and closed the door. She opened the door to talk to him and he slammed the door. She then opened the door a second time and he pushed her into a wall and preceded to push her into two more walls and then onto the bed. 

She then pushed him back in retaliation for being shoved into the walls and the bed. 

She admitted that she hit Johnson in retaliation. He then slapped her, got on top of her, and then hit her in the back of the head.

She said she was not injured and declined medical treatment.

The woman signed a battery affidavit and Johnson was arrested on charges of domestic battery with a prior conviction, domestic battery in the presence of a child under the age of 16.

Johnson told police he had gone to lie down when the woman kicked open the bedroom door. He then closed the door and she kicked it open again. He told the officer he went to close the door again and she “came at” him. He closed the door for the third time, and it was once again opened by the woman. He told the officer he did push the woman to get her out of the doorway so he could close the door. 

She then opened the door for the fourth time. He then exited the bedroom and the woman slapped him in the head. He told the officer he reached up and swiped at the woman’s right hand. He then told the woman he wanted to leave the home and began gathering his belongings. 

The officer then spoke with a teenager who was in the home. That teen told police,  they had heard yelling and hitting and the woman yelling for Johnson to get off of her. He did not see the altercation.

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.