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January 25, 2013

Police: Woman fought to escape from attacker

ANDERSON, Ind. — An alleged victim of domestic violence fought her way to her car and to the police station to report the attack Thursday night.

Officers arrested Markell Shell, 18, of Anderson, for the alleged attack on his girlfriend, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The victim arrived at the Anderson Police Station at 4 p.m. and told officers Shell choked and punched her in their home in the 600 block of Alexandria Pike, according to the affidavit.

The victim told police she and Shell got into an argument about a doctor’s appointment. The victim told police Shell said he would beat her if she tried to leave. She ran toward the front door and was allegedly grabbed by Shell, who choked her, forced her to the ground and punched her in the eye, according to the affidavit.

The victim told police she was able to get to her feet and run out the front door to her car. Officers could see scratches on the victim’s neck and a bruise on her right eye, according to the report.

Shell faces charges of domestic battery, strangulation and criminal confinement.

If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence situation, call Alternatives Inc.’s 24-hour crisis line for help at 643-0200 or (866) 593-9999. If you are a batterer and want help, contact Sowers of Seeds Counseling at 649-3452.

Find Jack Molitor on Facebook and @AggieJack4 on Twitter, or call 640-4883.

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