A LaPorte man was arrested after police responded to a domestic abuse report in LaPorte on Sunday. At approximately 11:33 a.m., police visited the residence to investigate a citizen’s report of a man battering a woman at the home, and as they walked up to the residence, they could hear yelling inside and saw a small child appear in the window who appeared upset and was crying.
The suspect, Philip Hannon, 31 of LaPorte, reportedly told officers that while he and his girlfriend had been arguing, it was only a verbal altercation and no violence had taken place. When police spoke with the victim, however, they observed fresh injuries on her face and neck.
Hannon was arrested on charges of Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child Less Than 16 Years Old as a Class D felony.