Bossier City man accused of strangling, beating girlfriend

Shreveport Police Department
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 3:03pm

Shreveport detectives have arrested a local man accused of domestic abuse battery following an ongoing investigation.

At around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday,  officers spoke with a woman at headquarters on reports of domestic battery. Authorities learned she had been in an argument with her boyfriend, later identified as Garnette M. Darby, II, 21, in the 300 block of Olive Street.

During the dispute, Darby allegedly threw her to the ground her to the ground and began punching her. According to the victim, as the attack continued, Darby grabbed her by her throat and kicked her as well. The victim suffered minor injuries during the attack.

The next day, police officers obtained enough evidence to arrest Darby, of Bossier City, and booked him into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of domestic abuse battery, strangulation and criminal property damage.

On October 29, 2013, during the course of the continuing investigation, Shreveport Police Domestic Violence detectives gathered evidence supporting allegations made by the victim. Based upon information and evidence collected during the probe, Darby, of the 5700 block of Golden Meadows Drive in Bossier City, was arrested and subsequently booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count each of domestic abuse battery with strangulation and criminal property damage.

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