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Local man jailed for assaulting two women

Posted on December 9, 2016 by Mat Pellegrino

A Navarre man was put behind bars at Santa Rosa County Jail after a woman called police reporting he had strangled her and claimed he threw an ash tray and a full cup of soda at her inside of a residence on East River Road.
A Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the Navarre home back on November 27 at 9:35 in reference to the alleged domestic violence.
When the deputy arrived, they spoke with the female victim and another woman who witnessed the alleged attacks inside of the home.
The victim told the deputy that the suspect, 24-year-old Percy Hawkins, attacked her inside of the home and broke her phone when she attempted to call law enforcement for help.
She claimed she was in Hawkins’ room watching football and stated she became upset because someone had turned the stove off when she was cooking food and blamed the suspect, according to the report. That’s when Hawkins allegedly snapped and told the victim to leave the room. When the victim asked Perkins for her cigarettes, Hawkins allegedly struck the victim with his feet and then pushed her.
The victim claimed she attempted to run away, but Hawkins allegedly followed her and cornered her in a room and threw an ash tray at her. He then threw a full cup of soda at the victim, according to the report. After throwing the drink, Hawkins allegedly struck the victim on the side of the face and threw her on a nearby bed and began to choke her, the report stated. The choking action prevented “her from being able to breathe normally for several seconds”, the arrest report stated.
The victim was eventually able to break free and grabbed a phone to call 9-1-1. She claimed when she attempted to do so, Hawkins grabbed the phone from her and broke it, the report indicated.
A witness inside of the home allegedly tried to stop Hawkins from attacking the victim, and when she did, the suspect allegedly pushed that person to the ground and took the victim’s purse and started to dump everything out of it. A dog inside of the home then tried to bite the suspect, according to the report, allowing the victim to get away from Hawkins.
The deputy noticed red marks on the victim’s forehead (from the ash tray), along with red marks on the side of the woman’s face, on the left side of her jaw and marks on the left side of her neck. The report indicated the victim also had a slightly swollen upper left lip and was complaining of pain in that area.
A warrant was eventually put out on Hawkins, and he was apprehended by law enforcement on December 1 and charged with two counts of Battery and one count of Obstructing Justice.
According to Santa Rosa County Jail View records, Hawkins was released from jail on Tuesday after posting $6,000 bond.
SRC Jail View Records indicate that Hawkins was arrested back in March for Aggravated Battery.