Woman arrested in domestic disturbance in front of toddler

Shannon K. Duke
Shannon K. Duke

A Bartholomew County woman is under arrest after allegedly battering her fiance in front of their 3-year-old son.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on East State Road 46 at shortly after 9 p.m. Monday about a family fight. Officers found a man on the front porch holding the boy and the man had visible cuts and bruises, says Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department.

The witness said his fiance, 45-year-old Shannon Duke was intoxicated and had been attacking him in front of the boy. As deputies arrested Duke, she allegedly tried to walk away from the officers and then kicked one of the deputies.

She was arrested on preliminary charges of domestic battery in the presence of a minor, resisting law enforcement and battery on law enforcement.