Published March 11, 2017
$100K bond for teen in alleged battery
Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:00 PM
A Madison teenager facing felony battery charges remains jailed on a $100,000 cash-only bond following an altercation early Thursday.
Jayden Freeman, 19, faces Level 5 felony counts of battery resulting in bodily injury to a pregnant woman and criminal confinement, as well as a Level 6 felony count of domestic battery in the presence of a child. Prosecutors filed charges Friday morning in Jefferson Superior Court.
Madison Police responded to reports of domestic battery around midnight Thursday on Washington Avenue. Freeman told police he went to a home in the area to stay the night and visit his son whom he hadn’t seen in a while, but the alleged victim began “acting crazy” and punched him in the forehead.
Freeman told officers he called a relative to come pick him up, but the alleged victim and another person at the home left the juvenile in the house unattended so he stayed.
The alleged victim told other officers Freeman pulled her hair, kicked her and hit her with a belt during an altercation. The woman also told police she was pregnant and concerned about her unborn child after Freeman kicked and punched her in the stomach several times, the probable cause affidavit stated.
The alleged victim indicated to police that she had reported Freeman for domestic battery three times before, and she left the area more than a year ago to get away from Freeman.
Another person at the home said she had been in another room but heard the two arguing. The woman said Freeman left but came back and started yelling at the alleged victim and the juvenile. She also told officers she could hear Freeman hitting the alleged victim when she called police.
Police arrested Freeman and transported him to the Jefferson County Jail.
Freeman appeared Friday afternoon for an initial hearing in Jefferson Superior Court where a preliminary plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf. The Court issued a no-contact order between Freeman and the alleged victim in the case.