Knox Man Arrested For Allegedly Battering Girlfriend

A Knox man was arrested Tuesday after an alleged battery incident.

The victim told police that she and her boyfriend, Chaney Campos, reportedly had a verbal argument a few days prior to this incident and he allegedly caused injury to her arm after he squeezed it. The next day, they were arguing and he reportedly pushed her off the bed, injuring her. On Tuesday, she and Campos got into an argument once again and she walked away from him. He then allegedly pushed her up against a wall in the kitchen and grabbed her throat, restricting her breathing. They continued to argue and he then kicked her out of the apartment they shared.

The reporting officer did see bruises indicative of a physical altercation.

Police were called to the scene and when the officer was speaking to Campos, he smelled marijuana. Campos reportedly told officers that he had just smoked marijuana and he allegedly admitted to police that he battered the victim but he was acting in self-defense as she was hitting him. According to the police report, as Campos talked to the officer, he kept raising his voice.

Campos was taken to the Starke County Jail and was arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Domestic Battery, Strangulation, Possession of Marijuana and Disorderly Conduct.