Police: Southern Indiana man punched girlfriend, took her keys to keep her from leaving after argument


Corey Collignon

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SAINT MEINRAD, Ind. – A Spencer County man faces numerous charges after police say he punched his girlfriend during an argument and then tried to prevent her from leaving.

Around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, dispatchers received a call from the woman who said her boyfriend had battered her and was holding her against her will.

State troopers arrived to find the 24-year-old woman standing outside a home in Saint Meinrad with a swollen and bloody eye and bruises on her face, arms and legs. The woman told investigators she and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Corey Collignon, had been arguing when it turned violent.

She said he punched her in the eye, knocking her to the floor, and then dragged her by the wrist through the living room, kitchen and bedroom. Troopers said the woman told them he held her down and took her car keys to prevent her from leaving. The woman was then able to make a phone call to get help.

State troopers didn’t immediately locate Collignon, and called in a K-9 to search the residence and surrounding area. The K-9 later tracked him to a field, where a state trooper found him. Collignon tried to run away before being taken into custody.

He went to the Spencer County jail on multiple charges, including criminal confinement resulting in serious bodily injury, domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury, battery resulting in serious bodily injury, invasion of privacy and resisting arrest.

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