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Syracuse man faces drug, weapons, battery charges

A Syracuse man is facing 11 charges involving drugs, weapons and domestic battery after being arrested Thursday for beating and intimidating a woman with a gun.

24-year-old Gil Fabian Rodriguez was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 1:43 p.m. Thursday for criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. His preliminary bond was set at $5,250.

Court documents  list the charges against him as dealing in cocaine more than 10 grams, a level 2 felony; possession of cocaine, a level 3 felony; dealing in methamphetamine with enhancing circumstances, a level 3 felony; possession of methamphetamine with enhancing circumstances, a level 4 felony; intimidation with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony; criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon, a level 6 felony; domestic battery with a child under 16 present, a level 6 felony; domestic battery with moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony; invasion of privacy, a Class A misdemeanor; dealing in marijuana in an amount in excess of 30 grams, a level 6 felony; and possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputy Donald McCune responded to a domestic battery with shots fired Thursday at 10773 N. CR 450E. Dispatch advised that the suspect had left in a brown Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

When officers found and stopped the vehicle, the front-seat passenger got out and began running. The subject, identified as Pedro Castro, was apprehended by officers.

The driver was identified as a relation to Castro and the rear passenger as Gil Rodriguez.

Castro told officers that Rodriguez had placed his personal items into the trunk of the Monte Carlo. The driver gave officers consent to search the vehicle.

In the trunk, officers found a jar that contained five plastic bags of a plant material; a plastic bag containing a white rock crystal substance; a plastic bag containing a white powderly substance; scales; and a backpack containing a plastic bag, two jars of plant material and a Glock .380 caliber pistol. McCune identified the plant material as marijuana, which weighed 2.5 pounds. The handgun was loaded and uncased.

McCune tested the white crystal substance, which tested positive for methamphetamine, and it weighed 5 grams. The powdery substance tested positive for cocaine and weighed 29 grams.

McCune went to the residence and spoke with the victim, who had contusions on both arms, a bite mark on her left bicep, swelling and bruising on her head. She said Rodriguez had battered her, causing the injuries. She said her children were present when the battery occurred.

The victim reported Rodriguez obtained a firearm and shot at their vehicle while the children were near it. She said she felt threatened and intimidated when Rodriguez had the gun.

Rodriguez has an active criminal proceeding for domestic battery in Kosciusko County Superior Court III, with the same victim.

On Jan. 22, Rodriguez was served a no-contact order to refrain from harassing, contacting, directly or indirectly, stalking, intimidation, threats and physical force of any kind against the victim by the Court.