PROPERTY DISPUTE LEADS TO BATTERY AND ARREST

A Jasper man was taken into custody Sunday afternoon after he allegedly battered a woman in an altercation that took place on a Jasper roadway.

Around 12 noon yesterday, officers with the Jasper Police Department were dispatched to the area of 2nd Street; between Clay and Newton Streets in Jasper, in reference to an altercation that had taken place.

While officers were en route, the victim came to Jasper Police headquarters to report the incident.  Police found during their investigation that the victim was travelling east bound on 2nd Street in her vehicle.  They say 42-year old Richard Hildenbrand of Jasper was west bound and passed by the victim.

Police say Hildenbrand and the victim were in a dispute over property. They say Hildenbrand, after passing by the victim, did a u-turn in the roadway on 2nd Street, passed the victim’s vehicle, and cut her off, parking his vehicle across 2nd street blocking the road and blocking the victim’s vehicle.

Hildenbrand then allegedly exited his vehicle, pulled the victim from her vehicle, grabbed her purse, and took her cell phone. He then threw her purse and belongings onto the street and left at a high rate of speed.

Witnesses stopped to assist the victim, and also came to the Jasper Police Department to complete statements.

Police then made contact with Hildenbrand and advised him the come to police headquarters where he was subsequently interviewed.

It was also determined that he had been drinking and had a blood alcohol content of .062%.

Hildenbrand was placed under arrest at the police department and was taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center on Level 6 Felony counts of Domestic Battery and Neglect of a Dependent as well as misdemeanor counts of Criminal Recklessness and Disorderly Conduct.

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