Stuart Cannon, 56, of Navarre was arrested Oct. 2 on felony charges of battery or domestic violence by strangulation stemming from a Sept. 28 incident.
An officer responded to Navarre Sound Circle about 9 p.m. Sept. 28 in reference to a disturbance.
According to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the victim was crying and reluctant to give a statement when officers arrived. Officers observed a 2-inch contusion on the victim’s forehead and a 3-inch laceration on her right arm, a 2-inch contusion on her left ear and a third contusion under her left eye.
On Oct. 2, the victim went to the District 2 Sheriff’s office in Navarre to provide a written statement. The victim stated Cannon came into her bedroom on Sept. 28 and grabbed her hair then began punching her in the head and face. She told officers he then pushed her into the dresser drawers and “a tussle began that led throughout their home.”
Cannon told officers on Oct. 2 that he and the victim got into a fight about their business and “I got the better end of it.” He added that he was wrong and shouldn’t have committed the act. Cannon had bruises on his abdomen and a laceration on his left arm. He gave officers the shirt he was wearing on the date of the incident and his glasses that were damaged during the incident. He refused to give a written statement because it would be bad for their business.
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