CRESTVIEW – A woman who was publicly beaten in the parking lot of a local restaurant refused to press charges against the perpetrator, whom she identified as her husband.

The Niceville couple has children together but the kids live in another state, according to the 24-year-old man’s arrest report.

Witnesses told Crestview Police Department officers that he hit the woman and grabbed her repeatedly by the hair.

She got into their car, at which point he kicked the door and broke off the mirror.

When she got out of the car, he threw her to the ground.