Police: Hobart man beat girlfriend, resisted arrest

2014-06-05T19:25:00Z 2014-06-05T21:50:14Z Police: Hobart man beat girlfriend, resisted arrestSarah Reese sarah.reese@nwi.com, (219) 933-3351 nwitimes.com

HOBART | A 38-year-old man was arrested early Thursday after severely beating his girlfriend in their Hobart home, police said.

The 37-year-old woman was taken to a Chicago hospital with injuries to her head, neck and upper extremities, Hobart police Sgt. Jeremy Ogden said.

Police were dispatched about 12:20 a.m. to the 600 block of West 37th Avenue for a domestic disturbance with severe injuries, Ogden said. While en route, police were advised to look for the victim at a gas station on 37th Avenue.

Police found the woman in the parking lot. She had severe bruising and swelling on her upper extremities, Ogden said.

The woman said her boyfriend became angry when they went inside their home and began assaulting her, he said.

She was able to escape and make it to the gas station. The woman initially was transported to St. Mary Medical Center and was later taken to a Chicago hospital for treatment of her injuries, Ogden said.

Police found the man, who reportedly refused to follow officers' commands and struggled with them as they tried to arrest him.

Police used a K-9 to apprehend the man, who was bitten on the lower left leg, he said.

The man was taken to St. Mary and released later Thursday morning. He's being held at the Lake County Jail, Ogden said.

Charges against the man will be presented to the Lake County prosecutor's office today, he said.

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