April 3, 2011

Marathon man arrested for threatening girlfriend and her child

Marathon – A Marathon man is in jail, charged with threatening his girlfriend, her infant son and kicking the child’s stroller while he was sitting in it.

Deputies responded to an apartment at 13755 Overseas Highway Friday at 8:30 p.m. When Sgt. Joel Slough and Deputy Christian Galls arrived, they could see a woman holding a child and a man inside the apartment. He could hear the man, identified as 30 year old Joseph Arnone, yelling at the victim and throwing things in the apartment.

The officers intervened in the confrontation. They could see bruising and cuts on the victim’s face. She told them Arnone had slammed a door in her face and had slapped her. She said he also threatened to kill her and to kill her infant son in front of her if she called police. He told her he was a gang member and, if she reported the abuse he would have his fellow gang members “hunt her down and kill her”.

She said he told her if he was going back to prison “he was going to make sure it was worth it”. He reportedly said he would kill her “slowly and quietly”. She said at one point, her son was in a stroller and Arnone kicked the stroller.

Arnone was arrested. He was charged with failing to register in Monroe County as a convicted felon, assault, aggravated battery, cruelty toward a child, and tampering with evidence. He was booked into jail.

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