A woman on 2nd Street contacted police after 8 p.m. on Saturday when an act of concern for her boyfriend's health turned into an incident of domestic battering.
The woman told police she had been in bed with her boyfriend watching TV when the man began to "shake violently" and his eyes "rolled back in his head."
The woman said she became concerned and immediately called his mother, who advised the woman to call 9-1-1. The woman attempted to call for help, but the man "grabbed her arm" and took her cell phone.
The woman said her boyfriend tried to take her car keys as well, but was unsuccessful. The woman said the man then grabbed her wrist again, twisting it an attempt to again get the keys.
The woman said she became scared because she was holding her newborn child and did not want the man's grabbing to "cause her to drop" the baby.
The woman then left the house and ran to a neighbor's residence to use the phone to call 9-1-1, while her boyfriend remained seated on the front porch of their residence.
The officer photographed bruising on the woman's wrists and arms.
The man told police he had been "trying to sleep" because he "works long hours" when he was awakened by the baby, causing him to "become agitated." The man reportedly began "rambling" about how man hours he works and at times his thoughts "became distracted."
The man denied striking the woman but admitted to taking her cell phone. When asked how the woman received bruises on her arm, the man said he did not know, but may have received the bruises "by bumping into the coffee table."
The man was cited for domestic battery and was transported to Unit II.
The woman was advised on the process of obtaining a no-contact order, and to stay with her mother "until the situation subsided."
The woman declined to have a no-contact order issued.