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Local groups offer help out of violent relationships

HENDRICKS COUNTY,Ind. (WISH) – Back in January police were dispatched to the 7500 block of Firecrest Lane in Camby. Once on the scene officers were greeted by several people because of a domestic dispute.

Thomas Himes and his wife Nina Himes were in an altercation, and Thomas was described as the aggressor.

In court documents, Himes pushed his wife, kicked holes in walls, and told police, “You will have to shoot me before I go back to jail,” according to the probable cause affidavit.

Police arrested Himes, and a court order him to have no contact with his now estranged wife. However, on April 4th, one day before he was scheduled to go to court, he met his wife in parking lot.

Once in the lot, according to police the two exchanged words, which turned into an argument, and that’s when Himes shot his wife multiple times, and then he turned the gun on himself committing suicide.

Nina is listed in stable condition. 24-Hour News 8, attempted to reach out to Nina’s family, but those attempts were unsuccessful.

Currently there are multiple groups that specialize in helping people get out of abusive relationships, such as the Julian Center, Domestic Violence Network, and the Salvation Army to name a few.

There are also resources available to help the victims, their children, and even pets escape to safe place.

“We strongly suggest you work with an advocate,” said Executive Director of Domestic Violence Network Kelly McBride. “Domestic violence is 100 percent preventable.”

If you would like to learn how you can get help you can reach the Julian Center or the Domestic Violence Network at 317-872-1086