Knox Man Arrested on a Battery Charge

Steven Gott

A Knox man was arrested after a battery incident on Monday.

The female victim, who is pregnant, went to the Starke County Sheriff’s Department to report a battery. She told police that she and Steven Gott had gotten into an argument earlier in the day and that police were called to the residence. Gott was told to leave the residence and to not return. He returned to the residence later in the day and the police arrived and gave Gott a second warning. The victim then went to her mother’s house to do laundry and Gott arrived at the residence. Gott and the victim started fighting and Gott allegedly put his hands around her throat, hit her in the head and threatened her life. He then left the residence.

While the victim was talking to police, they learned that Gott had returned to the mother’s house to find the victim and police went to the residence and arrested Gott on a preliminary charge of Battery.  He is being held in the Starke County Jail on $75,000 bond.