Man arrested after trying to drown girlfriend, accusing her of cheating, Daytona cops say

Man faces attempted 1st-degree murder, battery charges

By Michelle Dendy - Web Editor
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona Beach police arrested a man on Monday they say beat his girlfriend and tried to drown her while accusing her of cheating on him.

Keonta Logan, 22, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, armed burglary, aggravated battery, false imprisonment and assault while committing a felony, in the Monday afternoon incident.

Police said Logan went to his girlfriend's home on Monday afternoon and accused her of cheating on him. He then punched her in the face, held a butcher's knife to her throat and said "I should just stab you and kill you and slice you up," according to the report.

When the victim went to get her phone to call 911, Logan locked her inside the home and hit her with an iron, police said. Logan then took several bottles of water and poured water into the victim's mouth and nose, plugging her nose and said "I'm going to kill you," the report stated.

The victim was able to get Logan to let her use the bathroom, to which she then told him she was going to get his clothes out of the dryer and he took her phone, police said. While Logan was occupied with the phone, the victim ran out of the house and hid in her neighbor's bushes, then called police.

The victim was taken to Halifax Hospital for her injuries. Police arrested Logan at his home on Oak Street.

Logan was booked into jail on no bond.

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