Century Man Charged With Felony Battery By Strangulation

June 13, 2019

A Century man was charged after allegedly choking his ex-wife.

Lawrence Scott Hamilton, 33, was booked into the Escambia County Jail on charges of felony domestic battery by strangulation and aggravated battery. He was released on a $7,500 bond.

The victim told the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office that she and her ex-husband of 13 years had recently gotten back together again and have been residing as a family unit.  She told deputies she had spent the night at a friend’s house, but when she returned home Hamilton did not believe her and became increasingly violent.

He threw a cell phone at the victim, causing an injury before he grabbed her by the throat and choked her, according to arrest report. She told deputies Hamilton stated “I should just kill you now” the report states.

After the incident de-escalated, Hamilton transported the victim to Jay Hospital. She was transported from there to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola by ambulance for treatment.


2 Responses to “Century Man Charged With Felony Battery By Strangulation”

  1. MMC on June 13th, 2019 12:19 pm

    Choking someone is definitely not a way of reuniting as a family. I hope the victim stays far away from this dude.

  2. Leslie on June 13th, 2019 7:30 am

    Looks like they are “ex’s” for a reason. Hope this opens her eyes and she gets out for good.

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