Man arrested on charge of domestic battery

HAMBLEN TWP. — A Nineveh man was arrested after a woman reported he hit her on the back of the head hard enough to make her dizzy.

At 12:25 a.m. Aug. 15, Sgt. Bill Southerland with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the 7900 block of Ford Ridge Road for a report of domestic battery.

The victim said she and Herschel Wagers, 54, were not getting along and she had left the house for about two weeks. She had returned after Wagers talked her into coming home, the report said.

At around 10:30 p.m., the victim arrived home and could tell Wagers had been drinking. They began to argue and when the victim got up from the love seat to walk away, Wagers hit her in the back of the head, the affidavit report said.

Wagers told Southerland he had Alzheimer’s disease, which had not been diagnosed by doctors, and he could not remember arguing with the woman. He said he did not have very much to drink, but the officer reported smelling alcohol on him.

Southerland reported seeing a bowl of food and the victim’s purse upside down on the living room floor.

Wagers was arrested. He was charged Aug. 15 with domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.