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A man accused of confining a woman to a Leesburg home for three days was arrested when a concerned neighbor called 911 on Friday.

Shane Senter, 37, of Leesburg, was preliminarily charged with battery resulting in bodily injury, criminal confinement and strangulation.

Kosciusko County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 300 block of Smith Street by a neighbor who feared a woman who lived there might be in danger.

Deputies spoke to the woman in the home with Senter by phone and believed she was “under duress,” according to police.

While Senter spoke with police face-to-face outside the home, the woman came out with bruises on her face and neck, police said. She later told police Senter kept her at the home and beat her several times during the previous three days.

Senter was booked into Kosciusko County Jail on $100,000 bond.