Bloomfield man accused of busting out ex’s taillight with a baseball bat

A rural Bloomfield man, accused of pushing an ex-girlfriend then busting out a taillight on her car with a baseball bat, is being summoned into court.

Joshua D. Wright, 23, allegedly showed up at an ex-girlfriend’s home north of Bloomfield on State Road 157 on June 30 and was beating on her door.

Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Alan Jackson was dispatched along with GCSD Detective Shawn Cullison after she called police.

The woman told the officers that when she answered the door, Wright came in and started walking throughout the house, checking all the rooms, then tried to take her cell phone, grabbed her leg, stepped on her foot and pushed her onto the floor. A verbal argument continued and then he left.

According to Deputy Jackson’s report, the woman said after he left the house, he grabbed a baseball bat and busted out the taillight on her car. She said he put the silver, metal bat in his truck behind the driver’s seat or in the truck bed behind the driver’s seat, then drove away.

Photos were taken of bruising and marks on the woman and of a broken taillight with plastic debris on the ground.

When the officers located Wright at another residence, he allegedly said the woman told him to come over, they talked then he was told to leave, so he did. He said he didn’t know anything about the taillight except that her taillight had a small hole in it when she bought the vehicle.

Then he suggested she busted out her own taillight. Then he said the taillight was busted when she bought the car.

The deputies took photos of a silver, metal baseball bat located behind the driver’s seat in the bed of his truck.

A criminal case was filed against Wright last week in Greene Superior Court and a summons was sent ordering Wright to appear in court for an initial hearing on August 9.

When he appears, he will be charged with:

  • Battery resulting in bodily injury, a Class A misdemeanor
  • Criminal mischief, a Class B misdemeanor