MUNCIE, Ind. — A Kentucky man was arrested after a report of “rolling domestic battery” in a semi tractor-trailer traveling on Interstate 69 that left his wife hospitalized.
David L. Call, 49 — of Cox’s Creek, about 15 miles south of Louisville — was released from the Delaware County jail after posting a $12,500 bond. He had been preliminarily charged with domestic battery, criminal confinement and invasion of privacy.
According to Indiana State Police, Call was taken into custody early Friday after a caller to 911 — later determined to be his spouse — reported she had been attacked in a semi traveling southbound on the interstate.
A Delaware County sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over Call’s vehicle near the Ind. 32/67 interchange in Daleville, although Call reportedly did not pull over before traveling four more miles south.
The Kentucky man said he and his wife — from whom he is officially separated — began arguing while eating at an Applebee’s restaurant north of Delaware County, where she reportedly threw a salad at him, and later hurled his belongings out of the semi.
Call said when he found his spouse attempting to “rip down” his CB radio, he shoved her, causing her head to strike a door and begin bleeding.
Call’s wife said he attacked her when he returned to the semi, punching her in the ribs and pulling her hair, then repeatedly slamming her head against the semi’s passenger door.
A state trooper noted the woman’s hair was “caked and matted with blood.”
The woman said she called 911, reaching Delaware County dispatchers, as they traveled southbound on the interstate and Call had ignored her repeated demands that he pull over and allow her to leave the vehicle. He reportedly told her he was not stopping until they reached Kentucky.
The woman was treated for her injuries at an Anderson hospital.
Call had also suffered a cut on his face that his spouse said was inflicted when her wedding ring struck him as she slapped him.
The Kentucky man reportedly volunteered that there was an “active protective order” directing him to stay away from his wife, issued two days earlier, and that a few days before that he had been arrested on a strangulation charge.
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Douglas Walker is a news reporter for The Star Press. Contact him at 765-213-5851 or at email@example.com.