Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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CONYERS -- A 26-year-old man was arrested on warrants Friday after his former girlfriend alleged that he came to her house and beat her.
Brenton Sherouis Champion, of 607 Upland Ridge Drive, was arrested by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office on charges of aggravated assault, criminal trespass, and obstruction or hindering persons making an emergency phone call.
The 34-year-old victim told an RCSO investigator that Champion came to her house mid-morning on Dec. 5 and rang the doorbell. When the victim opened the door, Champion allegedly hit her in the face with a closed fist. The victim said she fell back and Champion allegedly grabbed her by the throat and smashed her head into a wall. He allegedly pulled her wig off her head and dragged her into the kitchen, beating her head on the floor.
The suspect reportedly shoved the victim into the bedroom door, causing a hole in the door, and threw her onto the bed. Before he left, Champion allegedly took the phones in the house so the victim couldn't call police.
The phones were later returned by the victim's brother, who said that Champion had given them to him.
The victim told investigators she was concerned for her safety and said the suspect had also taken her handgun. She was advised of the process for getting a temporary protective order and other steps to protect her safety.
Champion was arrested Friday while at work at Hillphoenix. He denied hitting the victim and said that she had beaten him up in the past. When asked about the damage to the wall and the bruises on the victim, he reportedly had no response.