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Lanesville man arrested on battery charges

Lanesville man arrested on battery charges Lanesville man arrested on battery charges

A Lanesville man has been charged in Washington County for multiple felony charges resulting from a domestic battery and confinement incident that allegedly lasted several days.

The investigation began March 26, when the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg was contacted and made aware of the allegations. Trooper Michael McCutcheon was assigned to investigate.

During his investigation, McCutcheon and ISP Sellersburg detectives learned that the incident began on March 21, when the victim, along with her children, accompanied Joshua D. Hill, 33, of Lanesville, on a camp-out trip to an isolated and private campsite in rural Washington County.

Officers interviewed both Hill and the victim and obtained separate search warrants on Hill’s vehicle and private campsite. Caseworkers with Indiana Child Protective Services also assisted investigators since much of the alleged incident occurred in the children’s presence.

On March 30, as a result of the investigation, Hill was arrested and charged with criminal confinement, a Level 3 felony; strangulation and domestic battery, both Level 5 felonies; and neglect of a dependent and intimidation, both Level 6 felonies.

Hill is incarcerated at the Washington County Jail with a $28,000 full cash bond.