A 22-year-old North Little Rock man on May 22 was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a family/household member and third-degree domestic battery after Jacksonville police responded to 1115 Eastview Road in reference to a domestic disturbance.
According to a police report issued by the Jacksonville Police Department, two officers responded to the address at 5:08 p.m. and observed suspect Kevin Johnson leave the scene in a green 1994 Honda Accord.
Police then conducted a traffic stop at Jacksonville Middle School and then transported Johnson back to the Eastview home for further investigation.
Officers reported that Johnson had his clothes turn and appeared to be under the influence of some type of narcotic.
Johnson’s girlfriend, Monica Garza, said she came over to the address and the two started to argue.
"She stated that Johnson started to charge at her and she pushed him away in an attempt to protect herself," according to the police report. "She stated that he then grabbed her and strangled her to the point that she was unable to breathe. She stated that he let her go and then punched her in the back of the head and in the eye."
Garza then stated she afterward contacted a friend, Allison Sedlacek, and had her come over to the residence. Garza said she and Sedlacek were both inside the residence when Johnson returned.
Garza said she then started talking to Johnson through the door and when she attempted to step outside he began punching her.
Sedlacek said she arrived at the scene at about 3:30 p.m. and Johnson arrived about 15 minutes later.
"She stated that Johnson and Garza began to argue through the door," according to the police report. "She said she went outside to her truck to call the police. She advised that Garza had the door cracked open and she observed Johnson start towards her. She stated she yelled at Johnson to stop. Garza came outside and he began hitting her and threw her against the back of the car."
Police observed a cut and blood on Garza’s right hand and foot and noted swelling to the back of her head.
Johnson told police he did not hit Garza but that he grabbed her and hit her on the head because she had broken his sunglasses.
Johnson was placed under arrest and brought to the Jacksonville police station.
Garza’s injuries were photographed and statements were taken from both Johnson and Garza.