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Domestic battery arrest stemming from a lost cell phone situation



BEDFORD – A Bloomington woman was arrested Saturday after Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies were alerted to a physical altercation at a home in the 300 block of Kentucky Hollow Road.

When police arrived they spoke to a man who said he was in his shed doing a radio contest when 34-year-old Emily Hunter was asleep in the house. The man would go back and forth from the shed to the house to check on Hunter.

A child was in the house with Hunter and came running into the shed saying her mother was going crazy and breaking things in the house.

The male went inside and said Hunter was upset because she had lost her cell phone and didn’t have any minutes on it so she couldn’t call it to find it. The male found the phone and gave it to Hunter.

Hunter then told the male he didn’t understand the issues she had and that she was an alcoholic, which made her mad. The male told police Hunter had consumed a large amount of alcohol that day.

She then struck the male in the head and his left ear.

The male told police Hunter has an ongoing volatile issue and something needed to be done.

The male says he cares for Hunter’s child while she goes to stay with her boyfriend in another county.

Hunter told police the argument never turned physical.

Police say Hunter smelled of alcohol and was asked to do a portable breathalyzer. Police also say Hunter was intoxicated and blew well above the legal limit.

She was detained and transported to IU Health Hospital for a medical evaluation due to her level of intoxication.

Once medically cleared she was arrested on a charge of domestic battery in the presence of a minor.

The Department of Child Services and the child’s father were alerted. The child was picked up by the father.

If you or someone you know is involved in a domestic violence situation and needs help, call Hoosier Hills PACT 24-hour crisis line at 1-888-883-1959 or visit their website at

The agency can provide emergency assistance with shelter to those in domestic violence situations.  Hoosier Hills Pack also provides assistance with court advocacy, protective orders, education, outreach programs, support groups, and more.