New Port Richey, FL (February 5, 2019) – A Port Richey man, identified as 34-year-old Thomas Paul Jr., is now facing a domestic battery charge after he bit his girlfriend’s neck.
Police say that Paul bit his girlfriend’s neck after he took a picture of her when she was sleeping. The two became involved in an argument with one another and escalated until he bit her. When deputies arrived at the scene, the girlfriend spoke with them and told them that he bit her against her will and then pushed her when the couple went and started fighting outside.
Police found the victim with a red mark on her neck where she claimed that she had been bitten. Paul Jr. fled the scene when he knew that police were coming.
Police located Paul Jr. at the intersection of Oelsner Street and Largo Terrace. He was transported to a detention center without incident.
New Port Richey Domestic Battery Laws
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