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Arrest Made in 2021 Beating

(La Porte County, IN) - A man is accused of beating a woman who had to have surgery to repair her damaged face. Jacob Lang, 27, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with level 3 felony aggravated battery.


According to court documents, he and the victim once lived together in Fish Lake. Several months after breaking up, the woman returned to his home to collect her belongings and during an argument was hit in the face.


Police said the woman was knocked to the floor by the blow and it took several hours for her to recover enough to drive back home.


Her health continued to decline for several days before seeking medical help for what turned out to be multiple fractures to her face.  Despite the surgery, it was noted that the woman was still having blurred vision and numbness to the left side of her face several months later.


According to court documents, the incident happened more than a year ago and Lang, when questioned, denied punching the woman.  He spoke further, asserting he believed it was possible that his knee made contact with her face.


Lang could face anywhere from a 3 to 16 year sentence.

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