High Springs man punched, threatened woman, police say

Published: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.

A High Springs man was arrested Monday morning after police say he punched his girlfriend in the face and threatened her with a knife and pistol.

Gerry Davis, 45, and his girlfriend of two and a half years were sleeping in their home in the 200 block of Northwest 12th Street when the victim said Davis woke her around 1:21 a.m. Davis was upset because of text message he found on her phone that he said suggested she was cheating on him, a High Springs police report said.

The victim said Davis dragged her out of her bedroom by her feet into the living room and began punching her in the face. The fight then went into the kitchen, where Davis picked up a knife and after pinning her to the ground, Davis made gestures of stabbing her, the report said.

The victim said she feared for her life and had never seen Davis act like that.

Officials said Davis stood up, pulled a revolver from his pocket and pointed it at her, saying, “I could kill you right now,” the report said.

The victim told police Davis told her, “You better call someone before I kill you.” The victim said she called her friend to pick her up from the home, the report said.

After Davis was arrested, police said they found the revolver and evidence that suggested a knife was used in the incident, the report stated.

Davis was charged with aggravated assault and simple battery, according to the report. He is being held as of Monday at the Alachua County jail.

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