Orlando, FL – Faron Thompson, 29, has been arrested and charged with battery for allegedly trying to force his fiancee to swallow her diamond engagement ring. An argument ensued between the couple when Thompson’s girlfriend of four years decided she no longer wanted to live with him and called off the engagement.
Purportedly, Thompson held her down and tried to force the ring down her throat. His actions prevented her from breathing, and he made threats about burning down her home. The unidentified victim, fearing for her life, contacted authorities after the assault. She explained that during the violent ordeal Thompson choked and shoved her while she was holding a one-year-old child.
Police questioned Thompson about the incident. He denied any participation, saying instead, “Women always claim assault, but never accept responsibility for provoking someone,” according to the Daily Mail. Thompson was taken to the Orange County Jail.
Battery is defined as an unlawful touching or striking of another person against the will of that other person. The person who commits battery is charged with a misdemeanor of the first degree, which is punishable by up to one year in the county jail, according to Florida Statute 784.03.
Domestic violence — also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence (IPV) — is defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one partner against another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation. Domestic violence and abuse encapsulates physical and emotional violence, endangerment, coercion, kidnapping, harassment, and stalking. Alcoholism or addiction and mental illness can attribute to the abuse.
Domestic assault occurs in many forms: physical aggression or assault involving hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects, battery, or threats thereof, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, controlling or domineering, intimidation, stalking, neglect, and economic deprivation.
There are laws that prohibit the aforementioned assaults. If you are a victim of domestic violence, consider contacting local associations and authorities. They can assist you in getting out of a dangerous situation.