Police: Man batters woman with protective order against him

HAMBLEN TWP. — A Woodland Lake man was arrested May 7 after he allegedly hit a woman who had a protective order against him.

Deputy Jacob Woods reported in the probable cause affidavit that a large red mark was in the center of the victim’s back and it appeared to be recent. She winced when she touched the area.

She told officers that Leslie D. Slevin, 59, threw a plastic drawer at her “frisbee”-style. She said she was attempting to pick up items in the bedroom that he had knocked over. She said he was angry at her for packing up her belongings.

The victim told police a protective order had been in place since September 2015, but she had returned to Slevin’s residence about a month ago.

The victim refused to allow the police to notify an ambulance for treatment, but police called one out of concern for her health, the report said.

During the investigation, Woods saw Slevin drive by the home.

Slevin told officers he and the victim had been arguing verbally. He said he knew about the protective order.

He was arrested May 7 and later charged with battery resulting in bodily injury, a Class A misdemeanor; and invasion of privacy, a Class A misdemeanor.