South Bend Man Arrested in Alleged Bremen Battery Incident

Justin Shonkwiler

A South Bend man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly battered two people at a residence in the 8,000 block of 5th Road in Bremen.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived at the scene and reportedly found that 39-year-old Justin M. Shonkwiler battered two people at the residence. Police say the homeowner shot a round from a handgun in order to scare Shonkwiler. The gun was allegedly aimed away from the suspect and others. Shonkwiler was not at the residence during the investigation.

While officers were interviewing witnesses at the scene, Shonkwiler was found driving in the area and was taken into custody, according to the report. He was booked into the Marshall County Jail on a preliminary charge of battery resulting in injury. He has since bonded out of jail. Formal charges are pending through the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by the Bremen Police Department.