Monterey Man Charged in Battery Incident

David Zachary

A Monterey man has been charged in a Monday battery incident.

David Zachary, 40, allegedly battered his girlfriend. The victim told police about the incident the day after the event. She explained that she was not allowed to leave the house or make any phone calls so she couldn’t report the incident right away. She was allowed to go to work the next day and after she picked up her children from school and day care, she went to the Starke County Sheriff’s Department to report the incident. The victim stated that Zachary reportedly became mad at her the day before and struck her. The victim’s children told police that Zachary allegedly said that if their mother called the police, he would kill her.

Police went to the residence and arrested Zachary. He appeared in Starke Circuit Court for his initial hearing and he has been formally charged with Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child, Criminal Confinement, Intimidation and Interference with Reporting a Crime. Bond has been set at $50,000 and he is not to have any contact with the victim.