Man arrested for attempted murder after scalding, choking girlfriend

Man arrested for attempted murder after scalding, choking girlfriend

POSTED: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 8:04pm

A man was arrested for attempted murder after he allegedly choked his girlfriend and held her under scalding water during an argument over a set of keys. His girlfriend is recovering in a local hospital with second and third-degree burns.

The Covington Police Department reports that the incident occurred at roughly 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. We’re told officers were alerted to the situation by a neighbor.

When officers arrived to the home located on 600 block of West 31st Ave, the 31-year-old victim said she thought her boyfriend, Terrance Fritz, 48, was going to kill her. The victim told officers she ran to her neighbor’s home after he released her. She was naked and asked the neighbor to call for help.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where doctors determined her should had been dislocated. She was stabilized and transferred to a burn unit at another hospital.

Officials say officers went to Fritz’s home after the victim was transported to the hospital. They claim he slammed the door and attempted to block them from entering the home. When officers entered, they say he did not comply with their commands and they were forced to use pepper spray. At that point they were able to place him under arrest.

Fritz was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for one count of Attempted Second-Degree Murder, one count of Domestic Violence, and one count of Resisting an Officer.

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