CRESTVIEW — A man has been charged with allegedly punching and choking his estranged wife, and breaking her jaw in the process.
When Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies arrived at 5269 Four Lake Road about 7 p.m. Friday, they saw 33-year old Jonathan Miller Sr. on top of the woman on the ground outside, according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the incident started when the pair got into an argument that turned violent. A child at the scene tried to intervene but was shoved onto a couch by Miller.
The fight then progressed out into the yard, where the woman was trying to escape and call 911, the Sheriff's Office reported.
She said Miller tackled her, pinned her to the ground and began to pummel her in the face and head, causing bleeding from her mouth and left ear. She said Miller broke her jaw and choked her, deputies said.
She was taken to North Okaloosa Medical Center. Miller was charged with domestic violence battery by strangulation, child abuse without great bodily harm and obstructing justice.