A Jennings County man is facing charges after an alleged domestic violence incident on Wednesday. Lt. Mike Mowery, with the Jennings County Sheriff Department, says that deputies responded to a home on Posey Street in Vernon on a report of a fight. When they got there, the deputies reported hearing what sounded like a female screaming for help. Mowery says that the deputies entered the home and found a man and woman upstairs. The man allegedly had a cord wrapped around the woman’s neck, choking her. Deputies intervened and as they tried to detain the man, he allegedly began fighting with the deputies, resulting in one of them being bitten on the hand by the suspect. After the man was taken into custody, the alleged victim was treated at the scene by Rescue 20 for minor injuries.
Authorities took the suspect, 46-year-old Jeffrey Hoffman, of Vernon, to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital to be checked out before booking him in the Jennings County Jail. Hoffman is facing preliminary charges of:
Criminal Confinement – Level 3 Felony
Two charges of Domestic Battery – Level 5 Felony
Battery on Law Enforcement – Level 5 Felony
Strangulation – Level 6 Felony
Resisting Law Enforcement – Level 6 Felony
Authorities say that Hoffman is being held on $25,500 bond.