A Medaryville man was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of domestic battery.
The victim told police that she and her husband, Michael Niehaus, had been drinking and had an argument at the bar. They left the establishment and were sitting in their vehicle when he began poking her in the head with his finger. She told police that the action was causing her head to bounce off the passenger side window of the vehicle. They reportedly continued fighting and he allegedly hit her in the face. She exited the vehicle and began to walk away. Niehaus reportedly coerced her back into the truck and they went home.
While traveling home, the argument continued and when they arrived home, Niehaus drove off and the victim called police. Police later found Niehaus at a salvage yard on U.S. 421 and he allegedly admitted to hitting the victim.
Niehaus was arrested and taken to the Pulaski County Jail. He has a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery. This case has been forwarded to the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office where a charge of Domestic Battery with a Prior Conviction is being requested.