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Navarre woman slapped with battery charge

Posted on May 4, 2017 by Mat Pellegrino

A Navarre woman was slapped with a misdemeanor Battery charge last Sunday after her fiancé alleged she grabbed him by his neck and struck him several times in his face.
The suspect, Megan Bildner, 31, denied ever hitting her fiancé, but was booked into Santa Rosa County Jail shortly after the investigation.
According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, a deputy was dispatched to a home on Winners Circle in Navarre last Sunday morning in reference to a disturbance.
Upon arriving on scene, the deputy spoke with the victim who claimed he had gotten into an argument with his fiancé, Bildner. The victim claimed that Bildner got “frustrated” and grabbed him by the neck, the report stated. According to the report, after the suspect grabbed the victim by the neck, she repeatedly struck him on both sides of his face.
The victim told law enforcement that he was struck “four or five times” in the face by Bildner, according to the report.
The deputy asked the victim if he struck Bildner, and he said “no” and that he only pushed her off of him in self-defense, the report indicated.
The responding deputy observed three scratch marks on the rear right side of the victim’s neck, which were “consistent with being grabbed by the neck”, the report stated. The victim also had scratches on his neck that were red, raised and it was noted in the report that one of the scratches was even bleeding. The victim also had a scratch on his right forearm and had redness on his face in the cheek area.
The deputy later made contact with Bildner who told the law enforcement officer that she got into an verbal argument with her fiancé the night prior and that the argument started up again that morning, the report stated.
When asked if the verbal argument ever became physical, she told the officer, that the two were “in one another’s face”, according to the report. When asked again if the argument ever became physical, she said “no”, the report indicated.
The deputy noted in the report that the suspect’s statement was not consistent with the victim’s injuries.
Bildner was later booked into Santa Rosa County Jail and released on Monday after posting $250 bond. She has no prior arrests in Santa Rosa County according to the Santa Rosa County Jail View website.