Couple arrested for domestic violence

GOSHEN TWP. – Police charged a Damascus couple with domestic violence following a dispute that sent two women to the hospital early Saturday morning.

Ronald W. M. Boyer, 51, 14952 French St., was charged with a fourth-degree felony count of domestic violence and misdemeanor assault; and Amy Ann Barna, 43, same address, was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after officers responded to their home at 1:40 a.m. for a report of a domestic dispute involving an injured pregnant woman.

Lt. Nicholas Brent was met by Boyer’s son who said that his father had been in a fight with Barna, his live-in girlfriend, and had injured both Barna and her pregnant daughter, who had attempted to break up the fight. Barna had a large gash under an eye and her daughter was suffering pain in her side. Both were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Boyer had fled on foot prior to officers’ arrival.