According to a Sheriff’s Office report, New Port Richey Paramedic James McCormick was arrested for battery in relation to an altercation with his girlfriend. Allegedly, he and his girlfriend were arguing when McCormick grabbed her by the throat and started to choke her.
ABC Acton News reports that McCormick’s girlfriend scratched him with her fingernails trying to fight back, and thought she was going to die. McCormick told deputies a different side of the story, saying his girlfriend attacked him and he was just defending himself. The Sheriff’s Office is now trying to determine if alcohol played a role inthis incident.
McCormick has been arrested and is in jail on the battery charge. Depending on the severity of the woman’s injuries, under Floirda law, McCormick may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony battery–which could potentially hold a penalty of anything from probation to ten years in prison.
Questions about this post can be directed to New Port Richey Criminal Defense Attorney Whittel & Melton, LLC at 727-847-2299.