Vero Beach, FL (February 21, 2019) - Police reported that 21-year-old Samantha Jewel Hernandez was arrested early Monday morning after she attacked her fiance when he refused to have sex with her.
When police arrived at the scene after her fiance called 911, they found Hernandez belligerent, drunk, and naked. He said that, after he refused to have sex with her, she lashed out and began attacking him. She allegedly struck him in the face and ripped his shirt.
When Hernandez was arrested, she told police that she was too intoxicated to give them any information on what happened and pretended to be unconscious in the back of the police car. When an officer tried to speak to her, she spat on him.
Hernandez has been booked on charges of felony battery on an officer and domestic violence. Last year, police say that she was arrested on disorderly conduct charges as well.
According to police, the fiance is expected to be okay, though he had scratches from Hernandez all across his face.
Vero Beach Domestic Violence Laws
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