GPD: Man arrested after domestic argument turned violent

Published: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:33 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:33 p.m.

A Gainesville man was arrested Monday after police said a domestic dispute turned violent.

Hudson B. Anderson, 39, was arguing with the mother of his two children over an electric bill at about 11 p.m. in the 1900 block of Northeast Third Avenue when things got heated, according to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report.

The report states Anderson threw a pill bottle of cold medicine at her, pushed her into the kitchen counter and grabbed her by the neck.

He then left the room for a moment before coming back and putting her into a chokehold. She called out to her 11-year-old daughter to contact the police and squirmed free from Anderson, but he pushed her into the stove and onto the floor, according to the report.

Police said Anderson then took the phone from her daughter and went outside. The mother tried to get the phone back, but Anderson pushed her into some porch furniture.

Officers saw signs of a fight once they arrived, and the mother and her 11-year-old daughter told them about the fight. Anderson’s 2-year-old and 3-year-old children also witnessed the fight.

The report states Anderson admitted to grabbing the mother, pushing her and throwing the pill bottle. She didn’t require emergency medical services.

Anderson was arrested on two counts of battery and one count of obstructing justice.

He was booked into the Alachua County jail where he remained Tuesday in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

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