Bond set at $250,000 for Owensville man charged with felony domestic assault

By: 
Dave Marner
Managing Editor

An Owensville man is jailed with a $250,000 cash or surety bond on a class D felony charge of second-degree domestic assault.

Terrance F. Flatt, II, 30, remains jailed in Crawford County following his arrest April 1. The felony charge was filed April 2.

Owensville City Marshal Robert Rickerd said in his 26 years in law enforcement he has “never responded to a domestic call with the victim in this type of condition.”

Police were called to a residence in the 100 block of East Harrison Avenue that afternoon and took Flatt to their police station for questioning. The victim, who was not identified in a report release by police, was  transported to the station for a medical evaluation. She was later transported by ambulance to a hospital to receive medical attention.

In the application for a warrant, patrolman Joshua Smith noted the victim had been home for a week. She told Smith she was “getting abused by Terrance Flatt because he assumed she was unfaithful to him.”

Flatt is alleged to have “punched her multiple times in the face” and sat on her chest until she passed out. The victim also said Flatt “strangled her four or five times with his hands and his arms.” She told police she thought he was going to kill her. She was made to sit naked on the floor and denied food, water, or medical attention. Along with being punched in throat and kicked in the head, the victim told police Flatt had put a screw driver to her chest and assaulted her with a pair of pliers. The woman’s name and relationship to Flatt was redacted in police reports. 

The report noted the victim had swelling and black-and-blue discoloration around both eyes along with strangulation marks around her neck. She was also bleeding from the nose and right ear and had cigarette burns marks on her leg.

“I am very proud of Officer Smith for taking the initiative to complete the Probable Cause Statement the day following the arrest despite being out of town with some family issues,” said Rickerd. “This is an example of making sure the victim felt this agency was taking this matter seriously in regards to domestic violence in the Owensville community.”

Flatt was scheduled to appear before Associate Circuit Judge Ada Brehe-Krueger at 9 a.m. today (Wednesday) for arraignment. As of Tuesday afternoon he did not have an attorney listed, according to court records.

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