HUDSON — A Pasco deputy was called to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point on Thursday afternoon because a woman had been admitted who said she'd been beaten by her boyfriend. As the deputy approached the building, he noticed a man standing outside the emergency entrance doors. He had blood on his face.
"I asked him if he needed assistance," the deputy's report states. "He told me he was not aware of the blood on his face and said he was not hurt. He just wanted to go inside and check on his girlfriend."
The deputy quickly realized the man he was speaking with — Bryan P. Connolly, 45 — was the suspect in the battery case he'd been called to investigate.
The victim, 50, said she and Connolly had an argument because she got in trouble at work, the report states. He beat her in the head, arms and legs with a lamp, she later told deputies. She said Connolly "drove her to the hospital after she begged him repeatedly" to do so. She was covered in blood and bruises and needed stitches and staples to close a wound to her head, the report states.
Connolly, of 10118 Hickory Hill Drive in Port Richey, was arrested and charged with domestic battery. He told the deputy his girlfriend "just flipped out and hurt herself," the report states.
He was being held Friday at the Pasco jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.