Mitchell man arrested after punching woman in mouth

 MITCHELL – A Mitchell man was arrested Saturday after Mitchell Police officers responded to a domestic fight at 2:45 p.m. at 306 West Frank Street.

Robert Gammon Jr.

Officers arrested 61-year-old Robert Gammon Jr., on a charge of domestic battery.

According to a probable cause affidavit, when officers responded they found a female standing on the sidewalk across the street from the residence. As she approached the officers they noted in their report the woman was “visibly upset and was crying and hysterical”.

She told police Gammon had punched her in the mouth which caused her to fall back into a refrigerator causing bruising to her upper right arm.

The woman told police she and Gammon were no longer together due to him being emotionally and physically abusive. She said she came to the home to retrieve some of her belongings.

When she walked into the house Gammon punched her in the face. Gammon had also threatened to kill the woman.

Gammon denied the allegations.

The woman signed a domestic battery affidavit and Gammon was arrested.

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