Man accused of strangulation, domestic battery

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A man is facing multiple domestic battery charges and a strangulation charge after an incident that took place in St. Joseph County.

Officers responded to a domestic violence call on Walnut Road in Walkerton on Tuesday.

The victim was found at a neighbor’s house after running from her estranged husband.

According to ABC 57 News, the victim had marks on her head, face, torso and back. Her right eye was swollen shut and her upper lip was also severely swollen.

The victim told police she went to the Jody Elkins’ residence to pick up their child when he put a gun to her side, and ordered her to drive to the back of the property.

There, he allegedly beat her with his fists and the gun before trying to stranger her and zip tie her hands.

The victim was able to fight him off and run for help.

ABC 57 News reports a search of Elkins home and pickup truck turned up as many as 60 guns.

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