Two separate domestic violence investigations in Warsaw landed two men in jail this past weekend and sparked city police officials to emphasize that assistance is available to victims of abuse.
In the first case, 27-year-old Siamuel A. Stemen, of Plymouth, is accused of ramming his car into the car of his estranged wife while she drove down Market Street in Warsaw on Friday.
After fleeing the scene, Stemen was later tracked to Michigan, where he was arrested and is being held.
Stemen is facing a host of charges, including felony domestic battery, criminal recklessness and stalking.
Separately, officers were called Sunday to a home where a woman had visible injuries to her face and neck. In a closet, they found 31-year-old Rick L. Kensinger, of Warsaw, hiding.
Kensinger is accused of strangling and battering the woman and destroying her cellphone so she couldnt call police.
He was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on preliminary charges including felony domestic battery and strangulation.
Warsaw police can help victims of domestic abuse in the reporting process as well as connecting them to services offered in the community, according to a written statement from the police department.
The departments Victim Assistance coordinator, Becky Anglin, can be reached at 574-372-9539.