Man tosses cup of tea on girlfriend after grabbing her from behind; not his first victim

33-year-old Patrick McCarty was charged with domestic assault after his girlfriend told authorities that he pulled her to the ground by her hair, called her names, and threatened to kill her. She also claimed he’s done this before.

On August 18th, Officer Ferreira was dispatched to a domestic violence call at 923 Cumberland Drive. Upon arrival, contact was made with Dana Haws who stated that she and boyfriend Patrick McCarty had been involved in a verbal argument. Haws’ statement to authorities was: “He grabbed me by my hair and grabbed my arm, yelling and yelling and calling me names. He pulled my hair from behind making me fall backward onto the ground. Threw a cup of tea on me, threatening to kill me if I left him. This is not the first time.”

Patrick McCarty (MCSO)
Patrick McCarty (MCSO)

Officers then asked McCarty about the incident; he told them that nothing happened and did not want to speak to the officers. McCarty also claimed he had taken 15 pills and was having chest pain so he was transported to Tennova Medical Center. Officers secured an arrest warrant, the report stated that no physical injuries were observed on Haws, however, McCarty has a history of domestic violence with two other victims.

Patrick McCarty was arrested and charged with domestic assault and is jailed in lieu of a $1,500 bond.

Keem Edwards

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