Cantonment Man Charged With Battery, Strangulation Of His Pregnant Girlfriend

July 22, 2021

A Cantonment man is accused of the battery and strangulation of his girlfriend, who is 10 weeks pregnant with his child at the time.

Donquies A. Sledge III, 20, was charged with domestic aggravated battery on a pregnant female, domestic battery by strangulation and grand theft.

The victim told deputies that she had been living with Sledge, her boyfriend, since November 2020. She said she purchased a new car and registered it in her name. When Sledge arrived home from work, he became involved in a verbal altercation over the vehicle, according to his arrest report.

The victim said her boyfriend believed the car to be his and was upset because she was driving it. She said the altercation became physical, and he allegedly grabbed her iPhone and ripped a necklace from her neck. Sledge pushed her into a wall, put both of his around her neck and choked her until she passed out, the report states. He also allegedly bit her on her elbow and bent her index finger back until it was almost broken.

A deputy noted that the victim suffered numerous injuries.

Sledge remained in the Escambia County Jail Wednesday morning with bond set at $7,000.


15 Responses to “Cantonment Man Charged With Battery, Strangulation Of His Pregnant Girlfriend”

  1. Molino Girl on July 24th, 2021 6:33 pm

    ….and then she pulled her .45 and popped him right between the eyes….

  2. Alexj on July 23rd, 2021 10:47 am

    How come you’re always blaming the guy sure what he did was wrong and he deserves to be loved away for a long time. but how stupid can the girl be to stick with him, she’s just enabling him. This is probably not the first time he has done something like this to her. “But I love him.”

  3. Former resident on July 23rd, 2021 9:20 am

    I’m not sure if the young lady mentioned will see this. But, I hope you do and see this situation as a wake up call to leave this relationship and seek help. I was in a marriage that started out this same way. When my baby was a year old my ex-husband almost killed me. It took planning, but two weeks later I left him and filed for divorce. Being a single mom was a very difficult road to travel but, by the grace of God I did it and raised an awesome son. I finally surrendered my life to Christ and He has done nothing short of a miracle in me. He can do the same for you. Please seek help, do not take this man back! You and your baby deserve so much better !!! If I may be so bold, I would invite you to accept Jesus into your life and find a Bible teaching church. The former will transform your life and the latter will help you as you walk it out. May God bless you and keep you.

  4. Dakota on July 22nd, 2021 3:20 pm

    Damn thugs… I’m sick and tired of it

  5. Jr on July 22nd, 2021 11:38 am

    This is ANOTHER sad case right here. Big man has to choke down a woman…A PREGNANT WOMAN AT THAT…to make himself look big. Boys who act this way needs “special attention”. I hope this young lady sees where a relationship with this little fella is headed. If he gets upset because of a vehicle just imagine what else would set him off. What’s sad is she will let him come back because he will do whatever he has to to slither back on like the snake he is… praying for this young lady and this unborn baby.

  6. Barbara on July 22nd, 2021 9:22 am

    As long as women date men like this, they will keep on acting like this. There are decent men out there. Woman don’t have to settle for an abusive lifestyle.

  7. Matchbox on July 22nd, 2021 8:13 am

    Now is your chance girl…leave and never look back…not only did he try to kill you but he tried to kill your baby..if you stay you are just giving him permission to do it again,..only next time you may not be so lucky..

  8. Susie on July 22nd, 2021 8:12 am

    Again, obviously his brain is not full grown yet. He should just stay in jail and see if it matures.

  9. Good grief on July 22nd, 2021 7:21 am

    So when is she bailing him out? Girl LEAVE! He is not worth it. Just because you’re pregnant is no reason to stay. He’s not going to be a good bf or dad. You being pregnant and him being only your bf says a lot about him. If you stay you’re in for a lot of heartache.

  10. Judy on July 22nd, 2021 7:05 am

    But he will apologize, she will bail him out, and it will happen again. :( :( :(

  11. No mercy on July 22nd, 2021 6:36 am

    Yeah…… That’s what men do….. Strangle and commit battery of pregnant females. You are a loser and adult dude. You’ll pay for this.

  12. JTV on July 22nd, 2021 6:29 am

    She’ll take him back and the cycle will continue.

  13. Kate on July 22nd, 2021 6:16 am

    This is not funny, nor amusing. VIOLENCE against a pregnant women is crime and that smart ass look on his face needs wiped out.

  14. sam on July 22nd, 2021 5:45 am

    lay with dogs, you get up with fleas.

  15. David Huie Green on July 22nd, 2021 2:30 am

    Probably not a contender for Boyfriend of The Year??

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