The Villages, FL (January 23, 2019) – A woman was involved in an alleged altercation with her infant child’s father and went to seek help from a neighbor. One person has been charged with domestic battery.

At the time that the altercation began, the woman was with her 21-year-old boyfriend, John David Newell near 3 LaGrande Boulevard.  The two got into a verbal disagreement at which time Newell broke the woman’s phone. The couple continued walking to Lester Drive.  When the woman told Newall that he would have to replace her phone with a new one he got upset again. Newell became agitated and punched her in the face.  He struck he hard enough in the face that her nose started bleeding.  

When the woman reached her home on Hilton Head Boulevard, she took their baby and left her home on foot and bolted to a neighbor’s home in the Village.   When she got to the neighbors home they were able to call the police for her.  Newell was investigated by police and told them that he didn’t realize that he struck her so hard.

Newell was arrested at his home on Hilton Head Blvd and was subsequently charged with domestic battery.  He was booked into the Lake County Jail and was later released on a $5000 bond.

The Villages Domestic Battery Laws 

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