Bedford woman punches another woman in the face and is arrested

BEDFORD – A Bedford woman was arrested Sunday when Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a home in the 8000 block of US 50 West after a report of a physical domestic fight. 

When police arrived they spoke to the victim who told police she and 23-year-old Abby Fish had begun arguing over Fish not helping around the house and her being unemployed.

Abby Fish

The argument escalated to the point that Fish struck the caller with a closed fist in the left eye. 

The woman suffered a swollen contusion with a laceration, presenting dried blood on her face and her left ear.

Police say a 2-year-old child was present in the home during the incident.

The caller signed a battery affidavit. 

Fish was later detained on charges of domestic battery and domestic battery in the presence of a minor at a home in the 900 block of Church Camp Road, where she retreated to after the fight.

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.