North Judson Man Arrested After Allegedly Battering His Mother

A North Judson man was arrested Friday after a battery incident.

Cody Barnett’s mother told a Starke County Sheriff’s deputy and a state trooper that Barnett was intoxicated and battered her. He also reportedly destroyed items in the house and pinned her down on a bed before locking her in the house.

The victim was able to leave the home and call for help. Police checked the home and did not find Barnett but found damage inside. His mother chose to press charges.

He returned to the home later and was taken into custody. Cody Barnett, 19, was arrested on preliminary misdemeanor charges of Battery, Illegal Consumption and Criminal Mischief. He was also charged with a felony count of Criminal Confinement.