Knox Man Arrested Following Battery Incident

A Knox man was arrested Wednesday after an alleged domestic battery incident.

Police were called to a home in Giles Court after a call came in about a woman who had been battered by her husband. The victim told police that her husband, Bernard Breese, told her about an infidelity and she got upset. She told police that an argument ensued and he tried to hug her but she reportedly told him to not touch her. She said Breese allegedly picked her up and threw her down on the ground. Her head hit the ground which caused an eye and forehead injury. The victim then ran across the street to call the authorities.

Breese told police that he did tell the victim about an infidelity and an argument ensued, but stated she got up from the couch and struck her head on a coffee table which caused her injury. He said that she then accused Breese of striking her in the face.

After the officer obtained more information about the case, Breese, 33, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery. He was taken to the Starke County Jail without further incident.