Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputies respond to a report of domestic violence

From the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department

On 01/23/2023 at approximately 4:36 PM deputies Nathan Holland and Chad Williams responded to the
Driftside Mobile Home Park in regards to a reported domestic battery. Upon deputies arrival they made
contact with a female victim who told them that a William Guzman, 41 of Columbus, had become upset
at her while having a discussion in the kitchen. The female victim stated that Guzman grabbed a pot of
boiling water that was soon to be used to make coffee and swung the pot in her direction. The victim
suffered significant visible burns on her forearm and abdominal area.

A short time later Guzman who had left the residence returned and after discussing the incident with
deputies was arrested on the charge involving an allegation of domestic battery A – Misdemeanor. Guzman is currently being
held at the Bartholomew County Jail on a 48 hour hold.

Sheriff Chris Lane said, “The Sheriff’s Office has always and will continue to make addressing domestic
violence in all forms a top concern. If you know someone who is being victimized in a domestic abuse
household please contact your local law enforcement.”

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