TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Titusville police arrested a man involved in a domestic disturbance Friday afternoon, according to the Titusville Police Department.
Police responded to the 3700 block of Militia Drive at 12:15 p.m. Police said a man was possibly armed and barricaded inside the home.
Investigators said that Gregory Allen Avery, 59, “snared the adult female victim around her neck with his belt” in an effort to choke her. Additionally, Avery destroyed her cell phone after she called the police for help.
“Officers arrived on scene and the suspect denied them entry to the residence and barricaded himself in the home,” authorities said. “The Titusville Police S.W.A.T. Team and Crisis Negotiation Team were deployed to the residence.”
According to a report, Avery left the home around 2:30 p.m. after negotiations by police.
Avery was taken into custody and charged with Felony Domestic Battery with Choking and Witness Tampering, authorities said. He was booked into the Brevard County Jail and is being held without bond.
The woman refused medical treatment and was also arrested on unrelated charges, officials said.