On Tuesday, Dustin Grissom, 23, Coalmont, was taken into custody on an arrest warrant issued by Clay Circuit Court earlier that day. After reviewing the case file and documentation presented for the arrest warrant, Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout issued the warrant on the following preliminary charges, including:
* Four class C felony charges of Battery with Bodily Injury,
* Four class A misdemeanor charges of Domestic Battery,
* One class B felony Criminal Confinement,
* One class C felony Intimidation,
* One class D felony Strangulation, and
* One class D felony Domestic Animal Cruelty.
According to investigators, the charges stem from a series of violent acts, one including the use of a firearm as intimidation, allegedly committed by Grissom starting in March and continuing until May 22.
Although the initial report by the victim was false, in a press release by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, officials confirmed the battered victim was "in fear of Grissom" and afraid to tell detectives what really happened.
Officials also confirmed Grissom has been arrested for multiple incidents on multiple criminal charges in the past.
Taken into custody on a $100,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed), Grissom is currently incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center awaiting formal court proceedings on the matter.
The Putnam County Sheriff's Department was also involved in the case, which remains under investigation as there is potential for more charges to be filed in the future.