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Indiana University Football Player Charged With Domestic Battery

According to reports, the Bloomington police have released information on an Indiana University football player who was arrested and charged with alleged domestic battery. The incident took place on Saturday, February 22. The football player, identified as Peyton Hendershot, 20, of Bloomington, is a sophomore redshirt who played tight-end.

Late on Saturday night, at approximately 11:15 p.m. the police were called to an apartment complex on the south side of the city after an alleged incident took place. At the apartment complex, the Bloomington police arrested Hendershot. The football player faced a multitude of charges including suspicion of residential entry, domestic battery, criminal conversion, and criminal mischief. Online court records show that formal charges have not yet been filed.

Following Hendershot’s arrest, IU Athletics released this statement:

“Indiana University Athletics is aware of the arrest of redshirt sophomore Peyton Hendershot. IU Athletics will continue to gather facts, cooperate with and monitor the legal and administrative processes, and take further action as the evolving situation warrants.”

Domestic Battery Charges In Indiana

Domestic battery in Indiana occurs where one party intentionally touches another party and inflicts injuries. Spouses, former spouses, or a party with whom the accused has lived or has a child can be domestic battery victims. Indiana Code 35-42-2-1.3 indicates that when a person intentionally:

  • Touches a family or household member in an aggressive or angry manner
  • Puts bodily fluid or waste on a family or household member in an angry, aggressive, or rude manner 

They are engaging in a domestic battery. If charged with a misdemeanor, you face a up to one year in prison and as much as a $5,000 fine. You also may be ordered to enter into a treatment program. Felony domestic battery charges have six levels of punishment depending on the severity of your charges and come with fines as high as $10,000. Jail time will fall in a range of a minimum of six months to 30 years.

Where can You Find a Family Law Attorney in Indiana?

Christopher L. Arrington, P.C. is an Indiana domestic battery defense attorney who understands the severity of a domestic battery charge and the impact a conviction can have on your life. Not only will you be facing fines and jail time, but your reputation will be at risk and your could lose your right to purchase a firearm. When you are charged with the domestic battery, it is critically important that you seek experienced legal representation who will quickly get to work on your case.

I will examine the details of your case and look at the strategies available to ensure your legal rights are protected and you see your best outcomes. Possible pathways based on the facts and evidence of your case could include seeking dismissal of the case, reducing charges, or going to trial.

If you are married or separated and facing divorce due to your personal family circumstances, a Danville divorce attorney can work with you to ensure you obtain as close to your desired outcome as possible. Tumultuous family situations are extremely stressful. Do not hesitate to call my Danville family law firm at 317-745-4494 today so we can discuss your situation during a free consultation.

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