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Naval Officer Punched Girlfriend During Promotion Party

A man in the Navy was arrested at a hotel in Florida for allegedly striking his girlfriend in the face several times after a dinner celebration for his promotion to Chief petty officer.

On the evening of October 6, a 36-year-old man who had recently been promoted to Chief petty officer in the United States Navy was attending a dinner party in his honor at the Doubletree Hotel in Jacksonville. His girlfriend reported that they arrived at the soiree around 5:00 p.m., and the couple rented a room for the night.

Just after midnight, while the pair was in their hotel room, they reportedly got into a verbal dispute. A man walking past the door reportedly heard the woman yelling for help, and he knocked until he was let in. He reportedly spotted the woman on the floor and helped her get downstairs so she could call the authorities.

Officers arrived at the hotel, and the Jacksonville Fire Rescue was already there. The woman reportedly had red marks on her chin and a bloody lip, and she asked for the injuries to be photographed.

When the alleged victim told the police how she received the injuries, she reportedly said her boyfriend punched her in the face three times while they were arguing.

The suspect was arrested by deputies from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. They reported that he was too intoxicated to understand his Miranda rights, and he was taken to the Pre-trial Detention Facility. He may face charges for domestic violence battery resulting in bodily harm. He was released after posting a $5,003 surety bond, and his arraignment is scheduled to take place at the Duval County Courthouse on Halloween.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a domestic violence offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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