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Columbus man charged with throwing boiling water in a domestic dispute

A Columbus man was reported to have thrown boiling water on a woman in a domestic dispute.


Bartholomew County deputies Nathan Holland and Chad Williams responded to the Driftside Mobile Home Park in regards to a reported domestic battery. Upon arrival they made contact with a female victim who told them that William Guzman, 41, of Columbus, had become upset at her while having a discussion in the kitchen.  The female victim stated that Guzman grabbed a pot of boiling water that was soon to be used to make coffee and swung the pot in her direction.  The victim suffered significant visible burns on her forearm and abdominal area. 


A short time later Guzman who had left the residence returned and after discussing the incident with deputies was arrested on the charge of domestic battery A – Misdemeanor. 


Guzman was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on a 48 hour hold.