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Woman confined 3 days; battery, strangulation charges filed

Senter

A Leesburg woman was held for three days, beaten and then strangled almost to the point of unconsciousness by a man identified as her boyfriend, the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

Shane Lee Senter, 37, was taken to the Kosciusko County Jail and preliminarily charged with battery resulting in bodily injury, criminal confinement and strangulation, according to a statement issued by the department. He was being held on $100,000 bond.

Deputies arrested the Leesburg man Friday night after following up on a call from a concerned neighbor. Going to the home in the 300 block of Smith Street, deputies could not initially get anyone to come to the door.

Making contact with the woman in the home by telephone, officers "believed that she was under duress," the statement said. Senter then spoke to officers on the cellular phone and agreed to leave the residence.

As deputies met with Senter, the woman came out of the house "very disoriented with noticeable bruises covering her face and neck," the statement said.

She told officers that she had been confined in the home for almost three days, struck several times and throttled. She was taken to an area hospital in serious but stable condition, the department said.

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