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Man charged in assault of ex-girlfriend

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.

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Chris 1 year, 11 months ago

Unfortunately protective orders can't protect victims from their attackers. If attackers were concerned about the legal consequences of harrassing, hurting or killing women it would not happen so often. The only safe option is for the victim to move away where she can't be found. I do not want to read about this woman having been killed a month from now. We've seen this happen too many times. It is the original domestic terrorism.

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travelingman 1 year, 11 months ago

Levett can't assume office soon enough.

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heresyafacts 1 year, 11 months ago

Like that would make any difference in this or any domestic abuse situation.

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Elmo 1 year, 11 months ago

And you can bet he'll be watched under a microscope...every crime, WILL be his fault for not being there ahead of time and preventing it...just like you're doing now.

You need to grow up...or do some more traveling.

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Lorenzo 1 year, 11 months ago

How would Eric Levett have been able to prevent this crime? How could any law enforcement officer from any agency have possibly known that sometime on the morning of the 5th this guy was going to go to this girl's house and beat her? Your comments seemed to be designed to get a reaction and not really express an opinion. I'm really hoping you aren't out their in our county as a law enforcement officer.

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