CRESTVIEW — A man who locked his wife out of their shared home and then elbowed her when she tried to get back in was charged with battery.

The two are married, have children and live together, according to the 38-year-old man’s arrest report.

They were arguing when he locked her out. He then opened the door and told her she wasn’t permitted to come inside.

When she tried to push the door open, he elbowed her in the stomach, the report said.

Two of their children watched the incident unfold. One of them told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies that his mother pushed his father out of the house.