Pensacola, FL (April 12, 2019) – On Sunday, 28-year-old John Patrick Brewington was arrested on battery, battery by strangulation, and other related charges after a severe case of abuse.
According to police, Brewington trapped his girlfriend inside their shared home for four days and inflicted physical abuse on her. The woman’s mother called police on Sunday and said that she was concerned about her daughter, which is when they checked in and found the girl.
The young woman told deputies that she had been dating Brewington since January. On April 3, Brewington gained permission to use the woman’s vehicle. Later in the day, she asked for her keys back, which is when he would not give them to her and the physical abuse began. As she attempted to get her keys back, Brewington would choke her and otherwise abuse her. He threw her to the ground once and beat her with a broom handle.
When the woman tried to leave the residence, Brewington would stop her by force. Brewington eventually left the residence but the woman said that she didn’t escape because Brewington told her that he would kill her or her family if she told police.
Deputies found bruises and injury marks on the woman consistent with the abuse that occurred. Deputies also found drugs in the residence.
Brewington was booked in jail around 3 p.m. on Sunday with a bond of $71,000.
Pensacola Domestic Battery Laws
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