Jilted Fort McCoy man jailed on domestic battery charge after violent confrontation

James Donald Harbin

A Fort McCoy man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly battered a woman and attacked a man who told him to get his hands off of her.

The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy by phone that James Donald Harbin, 26, showed up at her home on Northeast 110th Court Rd. and wouldn’t leave when asked to do so. She said Harbin accused her of “cheating” and that the argument turned physical when he grabbed her by the arms and shoved her into the residence. At that point, a male eyewitness came out of the bedroom and confronted Harbin, who let go of the victim and went after him. The victim said she was unable to break them apart, a sheriff’s office report states.

A second deputy visited the victim and noted that she had marks and injuries consistent with her account. The witness confirmed her statement as well. Both declined medical attention and the witness didn’t want to seek charges.

The victim provided a possible address for Harbin at 11699 E. U.S. Hwy. 441 and a deputy located him there. Harbin denied causing the victim’s injuries and said he was only involved in an altercation with the witness.

Harbin was taken to the Marion County Jail and charged with simple domestic battery. He was released on $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in a Marion County courtroom on Feb. 14 to answer to the charge.