Jeffersonville Police officer arrested on battery, intimidation charges
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A Jeffersonville Police officer is facing several charges after police say she attacked a woman with a knife earlier this week.
According to a news release from the Jeffersonville Police Department, Officer Rebecca Moses, 27, had her police powers suspended after she was arrested on misdemeanor and felony charges.
Capt. Scottie Maples, a spokesman for the Clark County Sheriff's Department, said Moses is charged with battery, intimidation with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief.
Prosecutors say Moses attacked her ex-girlfriend's current lover at the Henryville home where the alleged victim is staying on Nov. 7.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Moses was "banging at the rear door, pushed in the kitchen window screen." And when the alleged victim stepped outside, "she was immediately punched in the left side of her face by Moses."
Moses was not on duty but was allegedly armed with a knife, and the victim had a cut on her neck. According to court documents, the victim was watching TV with her son when Moses started beating on the kitchen door. The victim told investigators she had a feeling it was Moses, because she knew she was upset.
The victim said after the punch, Moses said, "Leave my family alone!"
Court documents state that Moses then "took a knife out of her pocket and placed it along the left side of her neck, slightly cutting her." She allegedly told the victim, "I will cut you before you can bother any of my family again."
"I did review some of the preliminary photos I have of the incident, and they do reveal that the victim does have a mark on her neck from where the knife blade was evidently drawn across her neck," Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said.
Police caught up with Moses at the home of her ex-girlfriend, where she was taken into custody.
Moses was in Clark Circuit Court on Thursday afternoon, where Judge Vicki Carmichael set her bond at $7,500 cash. She covered her face as she was escorted to and from the hearing.
Moses will remain on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 13.
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