[PHOTO CREDITS: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 02/15/20]
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CLERMONT, Florida — A woman upset with her boyfriend for looking at pornography was charged with battery after he told a Lake County Sheriff’s deputy she “pummeled” him in the head.
Late Wednesday night, an LCSO deputy responded to a home on Tranquil Avenue in Clermont on a call of a battery. When he arrived, the victim told the deputy that he and Joyce Poung, 22, of New Jersey, had gotten into a heated argument over the victim looking at pornography on his phone.
The victim decided to leave for the night and as he was packing his belongings, Poung allegedly started throwing his clothes across the room. The victim said Poung began “pummeling” him in the head, knocking his glasses off and breaking them. Poung ripped his Xbox out of the wall and the victim got Poung’s phone and tried to negotiate with her and trade her phone for his Xbox, according to the arrest affidavit. After realizing he could not negotiate with Poung, the victim called law enforcement.
Poung admitted to throwing the victim’s clothes around the room and punching him, the affidavit states. Poung was charged with domestic battery and released from the Lake County Jail on $500 bond.
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