Cantonment Man Charged With Strangling His Girlfriend

June 22, 2022

A Cantonment man has been charged with strangling his girlfriend.

Jaleal Lamar Cummings, 35,  was charged with third degree felony domestic battery by strangulation and violation of a domestic violence injunction.

The girlfriend told deputies that she asked Cummings to leave a bedroom because he was drunk, and he responded by placing his hands around her neck and choking her until she could not breathe, according to an arrest report. She said she yelled for help, and a knock on the door caused Cummings to flee. Another adult in the residence heard the screams and knocked on the bedroom door.

Cummings said the girlfriend would not give him his car keys, and there was a verbal-only disagreement before he walked away.

Cummings  was released from jail on a $12,000 bond.

Records indicate Cummins was served with an injunction with a no contact order in April 2022.


4 Responses to “Cantonment Man Charged With Strangling His Girlfriend”

  1. Bewildered on June 22nd, 2022 7:26 pm

    The most educated women go back to abusers. Just like the PSC Professor, once you feel threatened enough to apply for a restraining order – stick with it, To invite the person back to your house is insanity – I only feel bad for law enforcement having to deal with this nonsense. All these safe house counselors need to pound it into the women’s head to stay away! They concentrate on the fact just because you want to hang out with someone in your apartment at 3 am – does not mean sex…, I get it, but it’s not using common sense

  2. RC on June 22nd, 2022 10:08 am

    And he’s probably back in the house with her right now. I would have thought that there’d be no bond on violation of a DV order. I guess that’s not the case though. They hauled him to jail, the bail bondsman made 1200 bucks, whoever paid the bondsman just threw 1200 bucks away, and the cycle will continue.

  3. Bill T on June 22nd, 2022 8:33 am

    So he was released from jail on a bond !!! So who is to blame if he goes back and does more harm to this woman!!! Apparently it himself to blame and he does that I’m sure the bond will be higher if any bond at all !!!! Unfortunately the woman could be in serious danger !!!!

  4. Jcellops on June 22nd, 2022 7:30 am

    I’m thankful that the victim survived this terrifying encounter. Hopefully,this will be the last time she allows him to violate a DV injunction. There’s a lesson to be learned here.

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