Man charged with felony battery

A Nashville man has been charged with felony battery after a woman told officers he pushed her into a door and air compressor.

Nashville Police Officer Kyle Seward and EMS personnel responded to an apartment on East Main Street for a report of a woman falling and hitting her head Feb. 25.

When Seward and EMS workers interviewed her, she told them Randall Rice, 43, had pushed her.

Seward saw cuts on her forehead and bruises on her legs, chest, arms, back, neck and face, according to a probable cause affidavit.

She told the officer the bruises were from Rice pushing and beating her numerous times in the past.

The woman was taken to Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital for treatment of her cuts and “concerns for her previous injuries,” the affidavit said.

Rice was charged Feb. 26 with battery with moderate bodily injury, a Level 6 felony, and domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.