Warrant issued for the arrest of a South Bend community activist

NOW: Warrant issued for the arrest of a South Bend community activist

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a well-known South Bend community activist. 

Wayne Hubbard is currently facing two felony-level charges of domestic battery and a misdemeanor charge of invasion of privacy for an incident in September involving a woman who has an order of protection against Hubbard, according to court documents.

Hubbard is accused of violating the protective order and hitting the woman in the head during a dispute at her home, according to court documents.

“I’m going to tell the truth about what I did do and what I didn’t do. I did break the protective order but I did not put my hands on her,” Hubbard said during a phone interview on Monday. “Right now, I’m getting a lawyer so that way I can get the warrant vacated.”

Hubbard said he wanted to see his children and that’s why he violated the protective order. He said if he can’t get the arrest warrant vacated in court, he’ll turn himself in to police.

The warrant for Hubbard’s arrest was issued on October 15.

In January 2015, Hubbard was convicted of battery in St. Joseph County, according to court records.

Hubbard has been an outspoken advocate for the homeless in South Bend, helped lead racial injustice protests and started a Facebook page called “Fixing it Forward in Michiana” to connect people in need with those who can help. 

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