Demond Contrail Harris, 29, of Fourth Street was arrested Sunday night for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend because she did not want to have sex, Athens-Clarke County police said.
Harris, who allegedly slapped the victim in the face and head, reportedly was so angry that the victim was scared to call 911. She instead sent a Facebook message to a friend, who called 911 for her, according to police.
Harris was not even supposed to be at the victim’s home because a no-contact order was a special condition of his bond from a previous domestic violence arrest, police said.
He was charged under the state Family Violence Act with simple battery and violating a family violence order, police said.
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