MIRAMAR BEACH — A 47-year-old man was arrested for drunkenly pushing his girlfriend around the house and making threatening actions to deputies.
According to the man’s Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, at around midnight Dec. 10, deputies responded to a call of a domestic disturbance in progress. Once on scene, a woman told deputies her boyfriend was “pushing her all over the house because he was drunk.”
The woman said the man had been out drinking and when he returned he began arguing with her, then shoved her as she tried to leave the room he was keeping her in. When he fell off balance, she moved past him and called 911. The boyfriend took all the house keys to prevent the woman from getting back inside if he locked her out.
When the deputy entered the home to speak with the man, he was “very argumentative” and refused to answer any questions. At one point the officer asked him to step outside so they could speak, and the man “moved towards the kitchen counter quickly and started grabbing different objects.” The deputy activated his Taser, but did not point it at the man.
The deputy advised the man if he moved toward any objects again, he would exercise “whatever force necessary” to take him into custody.
Backup deputies arrived and helped detain the man, who was uncooperative even after being taken into custody.
The man was charged with battery domestic violence, a misdemeanor.