A guy started dating a girl when she was 16, and by the time she was 20, they were living together in Deltona. He paid rent to the girl and her mother, and he was also currently on house arrest in that Deltona house.
The night of Sept. 5, Boyfriend (we don’t know his age because he invoked Marsy’s Law) and Girlfriend were in their bedroom. She was watching TV, and the couple got into a quarrel over her choice of program.
Girlfriend slapped Boyfriend on the left side of his face. He took her cellphone out of her hand, and she grabbed it back. Boyfriend hit Girlfriend with a pillow.
Girlfriend’s Mom heard the commotion and entered the bedroom, punching Boyfriend, grabbing his neck, and pinning him to the wall.
Mom and Boyfriend separated, and Boyfriend, “very upset,” punched a mirror, cutting his right hand in the process.
A Volusia County sheriff’s deputy was sent to the Deltona home, but Boyfriend didn’t want to press criminal charges against Girlfriend or her Mom.
The deputy examined Boyfriend and noted the following:
“Right hand bleeding from small lacerations. Left shoulder with scratches consistent with someone being pinned on the wall. A red mark on the neck. A bruised nose along with a lightly swollen left face.”
Girlfriend’s Mom opened the front door, “became hostile” and said she wouldn’t speak with deputies. She “told [the deputy] to retrieve a warrant and closed the door.”
In spite of the lawman’s efforts, Girlfriend and Mom wouldn’t come outside. But Boyfriend, who lives in the house, pays rent, and has a key, gave consent to deputies to come in.
Once inside, “[d]eputies gave multiple lawful commands to [Girlfriend] and [Mom] to step out peacefully,” but they “refused to obey.” Finally the two women came out of Mom’s room.
The lead deputy determined that the fight had violence and that Girlfriend was the primary aggressor. been an incident of domestic
He arrested her on charges of battery and resisting an officer without violence, and Mom was charged with resisting without violence.
Girlfriend was taken to jail, but it’s not clear if Mom was taken there too. Wow, imagine Boyfriend having to stay in the house with Girlfriend’s Mom after all the mess that occurred that evening!
— By Keith Allen, based on local police-agency reports. If you have information about a crime, call Crime Stoppers, 1-888-277- TIPS. You could be eligible for a reward.