Man receives sixth domestic violence charge

BY DI STAFF | JULY 11, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa City police arrested a local man for his sixth domestic-abuse charge after he allegedly attacked the his fiancée.

Torrence Pettis, 39, 1960 Broadway Apt. 11A, was charged July 9 with domestic-abuse assault without intent causing injury, a serious misdemeanor.

Police said they were dispatched to Pettis’ apartment after receiving a report of a fight in progress. A security guard pointed officers to the apartment where they met with the alleged victim.

The woman reportedly had a lump below her left eye and two abrasions on her left knee.

Officers found Pettis in another building on Broadway, and he reportedly admitted to fighting with his fiancée, according to a complaint.

The two live together at the apartment and have a 2-month-old child.

Pettis’ record showed six previous arrests for domestic violence between June 1994 and March 2009.

— by Brian Albert

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