Differing Accounts Lead to Man’s Arrest for Domestic Battery
SPRING HILL – On Friday, deputies responded to 3191 Deltona Blvd, after a woman called 911 to report a domestic battery.
According to officials, deputies made contact with the victim, Claudia Garzon, who said she awoke to her boyfriend, 22-year-old John Anthony Gagliano pushing her out of bed. Garzon says Gagliano continued the attack by throwing her on the ground, slapping her face, throwing her phone and then pouring Aloe Vera gel on her head. As she gathered her belongs to leave the residence, Garzon claims her boyfriend threw water bottles and remote controls at her. The battle continued, says Garzon, when she was forced to bite him on the shoulder, after he tried to pick her up. Garzon entered her car, where she says Gagliano poured a can of soda on her, prompting her to run to the street to call for help.
Deputies interviewed Gagliano who claims Garzon attacked him, after she found text messages on his phone. He says she slapped him about the face and chest, before smashing his phone and throwing Cheetos and clothes around the room. According to Gagliano, Garzon grabbed his throat, causing a scratch. Gaglaino says he was forced to grab her wrists to restrain her, while asking her to leave several times. She then grabbed a bottle of Aloe Vera gel and started pouring it all over their bedroom and then exited the house stating “I got something for you” and proceeded to call 911, says Gagliano.
Deputies observed scratches on Gaglaino’s right arm and a bite mark on his neck.
Garzon also had scratches and a swollen cheek.
Deputy Timothy Brain stated in his report that “Due to the victim’s statements being consistent with her injuries, the defendant was taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail, where he was charged with Domestic Battery.” Gaglaino is currently free on $2,000 bond.
Neither Gaglaino nor Garzon have previous criminal history in Hernando County.
According to Florida’s domestic violence mandatory arrest policy, someone must go to jail when there are reports of physical contact.
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