Man, 26, accused of battering girlfriend

Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 7:20 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 7:20 p.m.

A Gainesville man wanted on domestic battery charges was arrested Wednesday when he was spotted in a parking lot, said Deputy U.S. Marshal Bryon Carroll.

Coury Walters, 26, was charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation and with domestic battery.

An investigation by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office alleges Walters choked his girlfriend and pushed her so that her head hit a wall. She was treated at a hospital, authorities said.

The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, which includes ASO, learned that Walters would likely be near downtown Gainesville Wednesday morning. His car was spotted in a parking lot at 150 NW Sixth St.

About 11:30 a.m., officers said they spotted Walters walking out of a business. Task Force members ordered him to the ground at gunpoint. Walters was arrested and booked into the Alachua County jail.

“Domestic violence has deadly consequences. We have zero tolerance for domestic violence and will pursue all avenues available to apprehend the offender,” said Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell in a press release.

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