Woman signs domestic battery affidavit, Mitchell man arrested

MITCHELL – A Mitchell man was arrested Friday on a warrant that was issued for his arrest after a domestic dispute on January 25, 2023.

Donald Carter

Donald Carter, 37, is facing charges of strangulation, intimidation, and domestic battery. 

According to a probable cause affidavit on that day, at 7:49 p.m. a woman went to the Mitchell Police Department to speak to an officer about being injured during a domestic dispute. 

Officers noted in their report, the woman had visible red marks on her neck. She told police she had been injured by Carter and wanted to file charges, but she did fear repercussions if she did.

The woman told police that she and Carter began arguing about Carter never being home and being dishonest. 

She said Carter began packing his belongings and she asked him to stop and they both began yelling. She then “broke an elephant on the floor” and Carter “lunged at her” and shoved her into a dresser. She then slapped his arms and told him to leave. She told him he could get his stuff later. 

Carter then dropped a vase, shattering it on the floor. She again told him to leave. He lunged at her again and she struck him with a broom handle. He then pushed her multiple times into the dresser, bed, and closet door. She told police at some point she hit her head. She slapped Carter and he put both of his hands around her neck choking her so hard she saw stars.

She told police she suffered pain in her arms, head, neck, face, and right foot where Carter had stepped on her ankle during the dispute.

The woman signed a battery affidavit and the information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Carter’s arrest.