March 10, 2011

Man arrested for strangling, battering girlfriend

Key largo – A Key Largo man who held his girlfriend against her will, hit her and strangled her is under arrest for the crime.

On February 25th, Deputies Dave Campbell and Matt Koval responded to Mariner’s Hospital where they found the 21 year old victim being treated for her injuries. She told them the night before, around 10 p.m., her live-in boyfriend, 22 year old Alexander Acs, had battered her. She said he became angry because he couldn’t find a flashlight. He grabbed her around the neck and choked her. At that point, the victim yelled at two of their children to hide so that daddy wouldn’t hurt them. The couple’s third child, who is a baby, was sleeping at the time.

She said he threw her into the shower, saying she “needed to cool down”. She said while in the shower she tried to yell out the bathroom window for help, but no one could hear her. She said she kept trying to leave the bedroom area, but he Acs refused to let her leave.

She said she took him to work the following morning. She said she went to her mother’s house, then to the hospital for treatment of her injuries. She suffered bruises on her neck, shoulder, legs and back as well as swelling on her ear where she said he kicked her during their struggles.

A warrant was issued for Acs arrest and on Wednesday, he turned himself in. He was booked into jail for two counts of felony domestic battery and for false imprisonment. Bond on the warrant is set at $85,000.00.

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