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Boyfriend facing slew of charges after attack

May 4, 2019

The apartment neighbor heard a loud thud and a woman screaming for help.

When she arrived next door, she saw Mickey D. Davis on top of his girlfriend, punching her and banging her head on the floor. When the neighbor couldn’t get into the apartment, she called the police and Davis fled, court documents said.

Davis, 35, of the 2200 block of Point West Drive, was charged Friday with criminal confinement resulting in serious bodily injury, battery resulting in serious bodily injury, domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury and strangulation with a misdemeanor charge for interference in reporting a crime.

The battery occurred April 26 around 11 p.m. when Davis and his girlfriend got into an argument. First Davis would not allow the woman to leave the downstairs bathroom, but then relented. She asked Davis to leave, but he refused, court documents said.

The victim then tried to leave and Davis locked the security screen door and stood in front of it.

As this door was the only door for entry and exit for the apartment and it wasn’t the first time Davis had been violent, the victim “knew that it was just a matter of time before he became violent,” court documents stated.

She armed herself with a black-handled steak knife, but Davis had no trouble taking the knife away.

She then tried to call 911, but Davis struck the phone out of her hands.

″(Expletive), you calling the cops on me! I am gonna go back to prison for something then!” Davis cried before he started punching her in the face, court documents said.

The girlfriend fell to the floor and balled up to protect herself as he kicked her several times. He then got on top of her and started punching her in the face, head and upper body repeatedly.

Davis then took both of his hands and strangled her until she was unconscious. When the victim came to, Davis was banging her head against the floor repeatedly. That’s when she heard her neighbor banging on the door, court documents said.

The woman was taken to the hospital where doctors said her injuries included a left eye that was swollen shut, a right eye that was partially swollen shut, a laceration to the bridge of her nose, a laceration to her upper left lip, a bloody, deformed and possibly broken nose and a left eye socket that was possibly fractured.

Police took 30 photos of her injuries and the crime scene, court documents said.

Davis is being held at the Allen County Jail in lieu of $80,750 bail. He has a court hearing Tuesday.

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