March 28, 2011

Big Pine man accused of beating girlfriend, holding her against her will

Big Pine Key – A Big Pine Key man was arrested Saturday on an outstanding warrant for beating his girlfriend and holding her in their Narcissus Avenue home against her will.

A neighbor called the Sheriff’s Office March 22nd just after 9 a.m. She reported hearing a woman calling out for help. When Deputy David Chavka arrived on the scene, the suspect, 42 year old John Pike, had just driven away. The 43 year old victim had bruising on her face. She told him her boyfriend had begun beating her the night before, She said he kept her in the bedroom and wouldn’t let her leave. She said when she tried to call for help, he threw their two phones into the canal.

She said the following morning, he continued hitting her, but she yelled loudly for help, and that is when the neighbor heard her and called 911.

The victim was taken to Fishermen’s Hospital for treatment of her injuries. A warrant was issued for the arrest Pike for battery and false imprisonment. He was located on Saturday and was placed under arrest and taken to jail.

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