CRESTVIEW, FLORIDA — A 39-year-old man was arrested for battery after he choked his girlfriend, which caused her to fall down a flight of stairs.

A woman called Crestview Police after she got into a fight with her live-in boyfriend that turned violent. She told officers she was walking down the stairs after the argument when the man grabbed her neck and started choking her.

She said she lost her hearing, her vision started to fade and she woke up at the bottom of the stairs covered in blood. The man was standing by her, telling her he was sorry and wiping blood from her face.

The man promised her he would take her to the “VA to get help Monday morning.” The woman waited until everything calmed down to step outside and call police.

The man told an officer that he was standing at the top of the stairs and the woman was at the bottom when they were arguing about their car being repossessed. He said she has been having “dizzy spells” due to an unknown heart condition, and that she fell down the stairs herself.

The officer saw evidence that the man did, in fact, put his hands on her. She had a bloody eye, bruising to her eye and a broken nose.

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