An O’Fallon man was charged Sunday with beating, choking and dragging his girlfriend by her hair across a driveway.
Anthony Robinson, 27, of the 400 block of Carol Renee Court in , was charged with second-degree domestic assault and resisting arrest.
responded to a call from a woman Sunday, who told officers she was arguing with her boyfriend, Robinson, who punched her in the forehead, knocking her down. She told police he continued to punch her in the head and upper body, and she fought back to protect herself.
A police report said the woman ran outside and got in her car to leave, but Robinson pulled her out and began choking her. She told police she thought she would pass out when he threw her onto the driveway and began pulling her by the hair across the concrete.
A witness pulled Robinson away from her, and she was able to leave on foot. Two witnesses gave police statements consistent with the victims’ account, O’Fallon Police reported.
Robinson fled the area, and called the woman on her cell phone, and said he would kill her once he was out of jail, according to the report. A K-9 unit found Robinson, and he was arrested after a short chase on foot.
Robinson was charged with second-degree domestic assault and resisting arrest. Bond was set at $20,000, cash only.