Anti-violence activist charged with domestic battery, firearm possession

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Isaac Hunt, a man known in the community as an anti-violence activist, was arrested early Saturday morning.

Officers booked Hunt for alleged unlawful possession of firearm by serious violent felon. According to Indiana Code, "serious violent felony" includes voluntary manslaughter, a crime Hunt served a prison sentence for in the 1990s.

He was released later Saturday night on $4,000 bond with the promise to appear in court.

On Wednesday, Hunt was charged with Domestic Battery, a class A misdemeanor, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon, a level 4 felony.

Hunt has a 1:15 p.m. hearing Wednesday afternoon before a Superior Court Magistrate.

After serving time for voluntary manslaughter, Hunt has been outspoken in the South Bend community about non-violence.

He now works for Good Will Services as a community resource advocate and speaks with the city's group violence initiative program.

Most recently, Hunt attended call-in meetings with the city of South Bend to dissuade gang members from violent life styles.

NewsCenter 16's Tricia Harte talked to Hunt at a recent anti-violence event. You can see that interview here.