Reported distrurbance results in domestic-battery arrest


A reported disturbance at a business on South Olive Street on Sunday afternoon resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly assaulted his wife.

Jared Hesselbein, 33, was held by customers until police arrived, Detective Jeremy Funderburg said in a probable cause affidavit.

Funderburg said in the affidavit that Hesselbein entered the business, grabbed his wife by the neck, then started kicking her.

During a court hearing Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the woman is 14 weeks pregnant.

Funderburg said in the affidavit that police were not able to interview Hesselbein because he “was intoxicated.”

Because of the pregnancy, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Hesselbein with second-degree domestic battery and set his bond at $25,000.

Bridgforth also ordered Hesselbein, who Kizer said is on parole, to have no contact with his wife until the case is settled.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Hesselbein, and he was told to come back to court April 29,