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Two Pasco men arrested after punching their girlfriends, police say

COUNTYWIDE

Deputies say two men punched girlfriends

Two men were arrested early Sunday after separate incidents in which they punched their live-in girlfriends in the face, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The first incident happened about 12:30 a.m., when authorities say Michael Lee Ross punched his girlfriend on the right side of her face. Deputies found the girlfriend with a swollen cheek, broken jaw and loosened teeth, the report said.

Ross, 25, told deputies his girlfriend was injured after he pushed her and she fell. Ross, of 38053 Arts Road in Zephyrhills, was charged with aggravated domestic battery and remained Monday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

In an unrelated incident a few hours later, Benjamin David Couchenour, 24, got into an argument with his girlfriend and punched her in the face about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a sheriff's report. Couchenour, of 2500 Ranchside Ter. in New Port Richey, was charged with simple battery and remained Monday at the jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

HOLIDAY

Man molested two teens, deputies say

A 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday on allegations he molested two 17-year-old girls, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Jason Domagala brought alcohol to one of the girls' homes, and the three drank until they were all intoxicated, the sheriff's report said.

About 1 a.m. Sunday, Domagala touched the girls inappropriately, the report said. After his arrest, the report said, Domagala admitted to giving the girls alcohol and touching them.

Domagala, of 7336 Ivory Ter., was charged with sexual battery, simple battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He remained Monday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $10,450 bail.

Two Pasco men arrested after punching their girlfriends, police say 08/10/09 [Last modified: Monday, August 10, 2009 6:48pm]
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