A West Lafayette teenager was arrested after police said he severely beat his girlfriend with Shake Weight dumbbell on November 9.
Jonathan Noe, 19, was charged with battery, a Class C felony, and strangulation, a Class D felony. Noe was also charged with invasion of privacy, a Class A misdemeanor.
According to the probable cause, an officer was dispatched to a home in West Lafayette in reference to a female who claimed she was beaten by her boyfriend. The officer noted the victim’s eyes were swollen shut and said she could barely speak because her mouth was also swollen. The officer stated the girlfriend had four teeth knocked loose and pushed back toward her throat.
The victim told the officer her boyfriend came home from a party and indicated he was unhappy with her and began beating her. She told the officer she was unconscious at one point but remembers being hit, kicked and grabbed by Noe. The victim also stated she remembered being hit repeatedly with a Shake Weight dumbbell and choked.
Police were able to locate Noe at his apartment. According to court documents, police found Noe intoxicated on the couch with blood in his hair and on his body. Police also noted there were large blood stains in the middle of the living room.
Additionally, court documents reveal Noe violated a protective order issued for him to stay away from the victim. The protective order was filed on June 22 in a Porter County court.
The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth East Hospital. Medical records stated she suffered from a subdural hematoma to the head, a fracture of the right orbital bone, a broken nose, multiple contusions, extensive facial injuries, a concussion, loss of consciousness and blowout fracture of facial bones.