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Brandon man charged in attack on ex-girlfriend

BRANDON — A Brandon man faces numerous charges after Hillsborough sheriff's deputies say he entered his ex-girlfriend's empty house, called her to alert her he was there, then beat her when she arrived.

Joshua David Ouzts, 35, of 722 Green Cove Drive., began arguing with the woman after he entered the home around 3:30 p.m. He threw a bag of chips at her, punched her in the face and began choking her until she lost consciousness, according to an arrest report.

Then, according to the report, he threw her on a couch, took off his pants and began masturbating in front of her. Deputies say he then brought her to the bedroom, where he knelt on her and punched her several more times and laid across her body, making it difficult for her to breathe.

He tried to get the woman to leave with him, but the she refused and was able to escape out the front door and run to a neighbor for help. Ouzts took off in her car, the report says.

According to the arrest report, the couple had been dating for four months when they broke up 2 1/2 months ago.

Ouzts is charged with burglary with battery, aggravated assault, grand theft motor vehicle, false imprisonment, exposure of sexual organs and tampering with a witness. He was arrested just before 1 a.m. Monday.

He is being held at the Orient Road Jail without bail.

Brandon man charged in attack on ex-girlfriend 06/01/09 [Last modified: Monday, June 1, 2009 11:20pm]
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