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Elizabethtown Police Department responds to domestic incident

The Elizabethtown Police Department responded to a Hardin County residence after receiving a call of a domestic dispute. According to arrest citations, when officers arrived at the home, they made contact with the victim who said that the father of her child, Nicholas Costa of Lake in the Hills, Illinois, was drunk and had assaulted her. Reportedly, Costa arrived at the residence heavily intoxicated, and became verbally abusive, throwing things around the apartment. The victim stated that Costa had flipped a child’s high chair toward her in anger, striking her in the side. He also allegedly broke the coffee pot and threw a printer at her before leaving. Officers then made contact with Costa, who smelled heavily of alcohol, and admitted he didn’t remember how much he had to drink. He was arrested and charged with assault and alcohol intoxication in a public place, and was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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