Surfer Blood’s John Paul Pitts Arrested for Domestic Battery
According to court documents filed in Florida, John Paul Pitts of Surfer Blood was arrested earlier this year on a charge of domestic battery against his girlfriend of one year at his home in Lake Worth, Fla. The news was reported by Pitchfork this afternoon (Aug. 14).
The incident, which took place on March 31, reportedly occured during an argument the couple had upon returning home from a night's activities. The documents reveal the following:
The victim stated Pitts grabbed her and flipped her over her shoulder, he then pinned her down by climbing on top of her. The defendant then proceeded to shove his fingers inside of her mouth. In return, she attempted to bite him and he pushed his fingers away. He continued to press his weight against her so she bit him on his chest. The victim stated this has occurred before. She told Pitts on numerous occasions she was going to call the police, but he just laughed.
Although she did not require medical attention, Pitts' girlfriend reportedly suffered "abrasions and bruises on the victim's left and right arm" and a bruise above her right eye. She was also "visibly shaking and crying."
Pitts registered a plea of "not guilty" in a Palm Beach County court on May 4 and obtained a "plea and pass" agreement on July 13. The agreement means that the charges will be dismissed if Pitts follows a court-mandated program between now April 2013.