Natchez man charged with felony aggravated domestic violence
Published 12:15 am Sunday, December 31, 2017
NATCHEZ — A Natchez man was arrested after allegedly choking his girlfriend during a domestic dispute early Saturday morning.
Patrick Dewayne Moore, no age provided, 24 Cottage Farm Road, was booked at 2 a.m. Saturday on a charge of felony aggravated domestic violence.
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Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong said deputies responded to a 911 call from Moore’s girlfriend, who said that Moore was attacking her.
On the scene early Saturday morning, Armstrong said officers observed bruises on the girlfriend’s neck and body that indicated that Moore had strangled her and “tossed her around a bit.”
The girlfriend told officers she and Moore had gotten into an argument because she had caught Moore talking with another woman.
Officers said the incident escalated and resulted in the assault.
Moore was being held at the Natchez police department without bond as of Saturday evening.
A person convicted of felony aggravated assault can be punished by a fine of no more than $5,000 or by imprisonment of no more than 30 years, or both.
Moore’s court date is set for 10 a.m., Jan. 10, 2018.