Pekin man arrested for domestic battery

Staff Writer Kate Wehlann

Noel Anderson, 48, Pekin, was arrested on Saturday, Dec. 22, on warrants for pointing a loaded firearm at another person and battery, related to an incident from September.

Indiana State Trooper Kyle Bowling said he was dispatched to Harrison County Hospital, where he met with a woman who said her sister had showed up at her home the night before and said her friend, Anderson, had beat her. She said the two had fought before, but not to that degree.

The victim told Bowling between statements on Sept. 30 and Oct. 16, she had gone to Anderson’s home on Sept. 29 to go to a party.

While there, she saw a long gun, possibly a .22. She said Anderson followed and demanded she turn her phone off and she refused. That’s when she claimed Anderson grabbed her by the back of the head and slammed her face down on the gun and hit her in the back and sides with his hands. She said he told her to take her clothes off and she refused. She said Anderson told her he would kill her and then pointed the gun at her and told her again to take off her clothes, which she did. She said Anderson then told her to put her clothes back on.

She said he hit her a few times more with his hands before choking her and picking her up by her neck and placing her against the wall. She said Anderson then put her back down and tore her clothes off before grabbing her by the neck again. She said he then walked around the bed and she ran out, leaving her phone and one shoe behind and driving to her sister’s home.

Anderson confirmed the woman had been at his home on Sept. 29 and that they had been off-again, on-again for the past year. He maintained her clothing was already torn when she arrived and said she entered the home with a jack handle in her hand.

Anderson said she cracked his phone and broke some dishes while she was there, and he still had her phone. He claimed she had been talking with other men while they were on and off.

Anderson said he and the woman went to the home of Kelly Fudders, but when Anderson noticed a mobile methamphetamine lab in the basement, the two left immediately and returned to his
home. He admitted the two did argue in the past, but he never touched the woman.

Bowling’s report was sent to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office for review and charges, and the prosecutor’s office filed a case with the Washington County Circuit Court on Dec. 21 and issued a warrant for Anderson’s arrest. He was arrested the next day on the charges of battery resulting in bodily injury and pointing a loaded firearm at another person.


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