TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Terre Haute man facing multiple felony charges related to domestic violence and criminal confinement with a deadly weapon appeared in court Wednesday seeking his release from the Vigo County Jail.

Troy R Hines Jr. appeared in Vigo County Superior Court 1 Wednesday morning. According to a court official, Judge Charles D. Johnson took the defendants motion for release into advisement. There is no timeline on when the judge would need to decide whether to grant the motion or deny it.

According to court documents, Hines’ arrest stems from the events of September 2021 when police said he battered a woman using a metal baton and hand-held stun gun. Police also said Hines had used a large piece of wood to block doors in the home to prevent the woman from leaving and warned he would cut her if she tried to leave.

“She advised that she picked up a lamp and started using it to block Troy from hitting her. [Victim] said when she swung the lamp up it hit the front window and cracked it so she hit it again hoping it would break so she could exit through the window. She advised that Troy then began ‘tasing’ her with a hand held [stun gun].”

Probable Cause Affidavit filed in Vigo County Court

The woman told police she was only able to escape through the back door when Hines had been distracted by a neighbor knocking on the front door asking if everything was ok.

The victim then ran to a friends house and called 911 before seeking treatment at Union Hospital. Police reportedly photographed wounds to the victims mouth, chin, a bruised eye, bruised arms, and burns on her lower back.

Hines faces the following charges;

  • Criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon
    • A level 3 felony
  • Criminal confinement resulting in serious bodily injury
    • A level 3 felony
  • Domestic battery by means of a deadly weapon x2
    • A level 5 felony
  • Domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury
    • A level 5 felony
  • Domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury
    • A level 6 felony
  • Confinement
    • A level 6 felony
  • Intimidation
    • A level 6 felony

Hines has been held in the Vigo County Jail on a $50,000 bond with no 10% allowed since October 7, 2021.

Hines’ final pre-trial hearing is scheduled for June 14, with a jury trial scheduled for June 26 at 1:00 p.m.