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Hernando man, 21, charged with battery on pregnant girlfriend

DADE CITY

Man battered pregnant girlfriend, officials say

A 21-year-old man was arrested Sunday and accused of punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend.

Patrick Earl Wright got into an argument with his girlfriend Brittney Dixon about 4:30 p.m. Sunday while Dixon was driving, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Dixon stopped the vehicle, and Wright put her in a headlock and chokehold for several seconds, then punched her in the head and back of the neck, the report said. The two got out of the car, and Wright put Dixon in another headlock, then dragged her back to the car, scraping her left knee, the report said. Wright then leaned over and head butted her in the right eye, causing a black eye and a cut, the report said.

Wright was arrested at his home, 11701 Pasadena Road in Dade City, on charges of aggravated battery on a pregnant female and battery by strangulation.

He remained Monday at the Land O'Lakes jail with bail set at $15,000.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Man beat and choked girlfriend, officials say

An argument early Monday left a woman with injuries and her boyfriend behind bars.

Kathryn A. Tallant told a deputy that her live-in boyfriend of two years, Craig Michael Brown, shoved her to the ground, stepped on her left toe and punched her forehead, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Then, he squeezed her throat until she couldn't breathe and pulled her body across the floor, scratching her back side, the report said.

The deputy noted that Tallant had visible injuries but refused medical treatment.

Brown, 33, said he had an argument with Tallant, but said the two had no physical contact. Brown, of 5028 Cart Drive in New Port Richey, was charged with battery by strangulation and domestic battery, and remained Monday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $3,000 bail.

HUDSON

Man accused of attack with shoe, coat hanger

A fight involving a shoe and a coat hanger started about 2:48 p.m. Sunday, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute at 15617 Madeline Drive and found Anne McGill, who said her live-in boyfriend of four years had accused her of having sex with a roommate.

McGill said her boyfriend, William Brady, grabbed a wire coat hanger and hit her in the head with it, the report said. McGill had no visible injuries, the report said, because of her "thick hair."

The roommate told the deputy that Brady had been drinking all day, argued with McGill and chased her with a shoe and a coat hanger, the report said. Brady hit McGill in the head with the hanger, but missed when he threw the shoe, the roommate said.

Brady said he was sleeping and never hit his girlfriend, but admitted to accusing her of having a sexual relationship with the roommate.

Brady, 52, was arrested on a domestic battery charge and taken to the Land O'Lakes jail, where he remained Monday in lieu of $500 bail.

Hernando man, 21, charged with battery on pregnant girlfriend 08/31/09 [Last modified: Monday, August 31, 2009 9:01pm]
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