Port St. Lucie police arrested a 36-year-old man Friday accused of beating up his girlfriend and threatening to shoot her and their dogs.
Police say Christopher Simicsak attacked his girlfriend of three years with his hands and a shotgun after using drugs and alcohol.
According to police, officers responded to a call about a distraught woman at a BP gas station early Friday morning. When they arrived, they found a woman with a bruise on her left cheek and two red marks on her neck, according to the arrest report.
Authorities said the woman told them that Simicsak attacked her early that morning, hitting her with his fists, destroying things in the house and putting a shotgun in her face. He also threatened twice to shoot her, the dogs and himself, police added.
According to the arrest report, police later showed up at Simicsak’s residence to find him, but did not see him. They called in SWAT officers as they believed he might be armed, police said.
Simicsak surrendered to authorities a few hours after SWAT Team officers arrived on the scene.
Police arrested and charged Simicsak for aggravated battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with a victim. They also believe that Simicsak violated his probation after speaking with his parole officer, according to the arrest report.