A Pike County couple was arrested Wednesday night for domestic battery in presence of children.
Indiana State Police Trooper John Davis responded to 5073 South County Road 1000E near Velpen after Pike County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a battery between a boyfriend and his girlfriend.
When Davis arrived at the residence, 23 year-old Ashley Cruze answered the door. Davis immediately observed multiple bruises on her face. Cruze’s boyfriend, 25 year-old Lucas Clements was also present and injuries were observed on his face.
After further investigation it was determined that Cruze and Clements were involved in an argument and had battered each other while his five-year-old son and her five-month-old daughter were present inside the residence.
Clements and Cruze were arrested and taken to the Pike County Jail where they are currently being held without bond. They were both booked on charges of Domestic Battery in Presence of a Child.
The children were released to their grandparents.