Today the St. Joseph County Prosecutor charged 31-year-old Adam Rushing with criminal confinement, strangulation and intimidation.
According to charging documents, a woman staying at the same home where Rushing's children were says that he woke her up Monday evening and assaulted her, shoving his thumbs into her eyeballs and stating "he was going to get the devil out" of her.
The woman also told police she was strangled by him and blacked out. When she was able to escape, Rushing's children were left behind. Charging documents indicate that by the time police were made aware of this, they were unable to find Rushing or his young daughters. Police say the children were ultimately dropped off at Rushing's brother's home.
Rushing is being held without bond until his initial hearing Friday.
The man named by police in connection with a Silver Alert Tuesday to find two girls has been arrested.
31-year-old Adam Rushing is in the St. Joseph County jail. He is being held preliminarily with criminal confinement committed while armed with a deadly weapon, intimidation, strangulation and criminal trespass.
From Indiana State Police on Tuesday, May 21:
Silver Alert cancelled as of Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:27 pm as requested by the investigating agency.
South Bend police tweeted that the children were found and unharmed. The man they were with is not in custody. Police say the children were left with a relative who lives in St. Joseph County around Noon.
The South Bend Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Eleanor Rushing, a 1 year old white female, 30 inches tall, 30 pounds, light brown hair with hazel eyes, last seen wearing blue and white striped shirt and red pants. Halle Rushing, a 6 year old white female, 4 feet tall, 60 pounds, blond hair with hazel eyes, last seen wearing a white t-shirt with a flamingo & palm tree that says “OH HEY”.
The girls could be in the company of Adam Paul Rushing, a 31 year old white male, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, bald with green eyes, has a full sleeve tattoo on his left arm and a “Swamp Monster” tattoo on his right forearm, and driving a black 2017 Dodge Journey with Indiana plate AIG938.
Eleanor, Halle and Adam Rushing are missing from South Bend, Indiana which is 149 miles north of Indianapolis and was last seen on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 am. They are believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.
If you have any information on Eleanor, Halle and Adam Rushing contact the South Bend Police Department at 574-235-9201 or 911.