August 9, 2014

Man arrested for abusing girlfriend and dog

A man staying with his girlfriend on Summerland Key was arrested after he beat her, cut her, threatened to kill her and abused his dog.

The girlfriend was finally able to call for help at 6:45 p.m. after he passed out. She told Deputy Ian Cooper that Carlos Gascon had been beating her all day. She said he was angry at her because he had a dream she was cheating on him.

She said during the course of the day on Friday, he cut the back of her leg with a knife, poured hot coffee on her, choked her, held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her.  He also reportedly picked her up and slammed her down on a glass table, breaking it. She said he also picked up his dog, slammed it on the ground and then put his foot on the dogs neck. She said she couldn’t find her cell phone or her car keys and she believes he threw them in the canal behind their house.

Gascon was arrested. He was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, domestic battery by strangulation, battery, false imprisonment, and animal cruelty.

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