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ISP says couple faces battery charges after argument with young children present

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Ashley Cruze, 23. (Source: Indiana State Police) Ashley Cruze, 23. (Source: Indiana State Police)
Lucas Clements, 25. (Source: Indiana State Police) Lucas Clements, 25. (Source: Indiana State Police)

Wednesday night, around 9:30 p.m., Indiana State Police say they responded to 5073 South CR 1000 East near Velpen after Pike County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a battery between a boyfriend and his girlfriend. 

ISP says when troopers arrived at the home, Ashley Cruze, 23, answered the door. 

Troopers say they immediately observed multiple bruises on her face.

Cruze's boyfriend, Lucas Clements, 25, was also present and injuries were observed on his face.

ISP says further investigation determined Cruze and Clements were involved in an argument and they battered each other while his five-year-old son and her five-month-old daughter were present inside the residence. 

Clements and Cruze were arrested and taken to the Pike County Jail where they are currently being held without bond. 

The children were released to their grandparents.

CHARGES:

  • Lucas Clements, 25, 5073 S. CR 1000 East, Velpen, IN
  • Ashley Cruze, 23, 5073 S. CR 1000 East, Velpen, IN
  1. Domestic Battery in Presence of a Child, Class D Felony

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