Man Charged with Domestic Abuse

OKALOOSA COUNTY-- You've heard of a fatal attraction.

That might be the case for a Ft. Walton Beach couple.

50 year old Patrick James Conaty is in the Okaloosa County Jail, charged with battery, kidnapping, and violating pretrial release conditions.

Okaloosa County Sheriff's say they arrested Conaty Sunday after he allegedly attacked his wife, Tess Sweeney, pushing her into a mirror and choking her into unconsciousness twice, before she managed to escape.

Amazingly, authorities say they arrested Conaty for allegedly beating Sweeney in April.

They issued a no contact order against him.

But sometime between the two attacks, Sweeney and Conaty got married.