DeLand cops: Man charged in apparent beating of his girlfriend found unconscious in Dixie Lodge

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELAND, Fla. -- A DeLand man is being held at Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach after his girlfriend was found unconsciouswith with visible physical injuries from an apparent beating in a motel room Friday night, DeLand cops said.

At 8:45 p.m., Saturday, DeLand police responded to the Dixie Lodge at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, after Christopher Parker, 31, called for medical assistance for his girlfriend. When cops responded to the 9-1-1 call, they found the woman to be unresponsive and with signs of physical injuries from an apparent beating. Parker was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated battery and violation of probation. He was booked into the branch jail where he has remained without bond.

At 8:45 p.m., Saturday, DeLand police responded to the Dixie Lodge at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, after Christopher Parker, 31, (shown above in his jail mug) called for medical assistance for his girlfriend. When cops responded to the 9-1-1 call, they found the woman to be unresponsive and with signs of physical injuries from an apparent beating. Parker was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated battery and violation of probation. He was booked into the branch jail where he has remained without bond.

Cops said neighbors heard screaming a half hour before their arrival. 

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.