Deputy finds man beating girlfriend on side of the road

By: Erica Rakow Email
By: Erica Rakow Email

A Bay County Sheriff's Deputy was in the right place at the right time early this morning.

Deputy Perry was patrolling Sims Avenue around 2 a.m. when he saw a man on top of a woman on the side of the road. The man was allegedly choking the woman with a pipe and putting dirt in her mouth.

The deputy arrested Gregory Johnson who lives on Sims Avenue. The victim said she and Johnson live together and got into a fight earlier in the evening.

She told deputies she left the house and Johnson chased her, caught up to her and began hitting, kicking and choking her with a pipe. According to the victim, Johnson told her "I'm gonna kill you" as he hit her.

Investigators found blood throughout the couple's house. Johnson told them it was his blood because he cut his hand breaking a window to get inside when the victim locked him out.

The victim was treated at the scene and released. Johnson is charged with aggravated domestic battery.


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  • by Anonymous Location: PCB on Aug 2, 2011 at 07:26 AM
    CHARLES I AM GLAD OF THE DEPUTY THAT TOOK YOU OFF THE STREETS STEALING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!
  • by Jeff Location: Callaway on Aug 1, 2011 at 01:38 PM
    The deputy should mind his own business and stay out of other peoples affairs. That not what the taxpayers pay him for.
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      by J on Aug 1, 2011 at 05:49 PM in reply to Jeff
      Really? you think he should mind his own business. Nice, I wouldn't call for help if you ever need, they might not want to bother you.
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      by don on Aug 2, 2011 at 01:19 PM in reply to Jeff
      u must like to beat up on women to. i wish they could catch more of them.
  • by Brenda Location: Panama City on Aug 1, 2011 at 05:25 AM
    I sure hope she doesn't let this scumbag beat her up again...
  • by Doc Location: P.C.B. on Jul 31, 2011 at 02:06 PM
    Yes, she will probably let him do it again ..... but the officer did his job, domestics are one of the most dangerous parts of law enforcement, thank you Officer!!!!!
  • by The Frog Location: PCB on Jul 31, 2011 at 12:02 PM
    @Charles I would like to thank the fine deputy that took you off the streets stealing everything in sight!!!
  • by Kelly Location: Panama City on Jul 31, 2011 at 09:36 AM
    He should have been charged with intent to kill as well if he actually said that.
  • by Jeff Location: Lynn Haven on Jul 31, 2011 at 09:10 AM
    Well done, Deputy Perry.
  • by bill Location: psj on Jul 31, 2011 at 07:04 AM
    sounds like attempted murder to me, especially when you have a pipe, putting dirt in the mouth and saying 'i am going to kill you'.
  • by Brian Location: Panama City on Jul 31, 2011 at 06:47 AM
    People like this scumbag Gregory Johnson should be taken out into the woods and beaten within an inch of his life.
  • by SILLY on Jul 31, 2011 at 05:23 AM
    Clearly this man is a few french fries short of a happy meal. I think he should stay in jail for a while, like until he forgets about her and can get his act together and not be so violent. Maybe he should just be a hermit, move out in to the woods and forget about people, if he is this violent.
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