Mary Esther man allegedly slaps, beats girlfriend with 2x4

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Mary Esther man is facing charges after allegedly beating his live-in girlfriend.

Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials say Dante Dixon, 22, got into an argument Sunday with the victim, who is also the mother of his two children.

They say Dixon slapped her in the face several times, tied her wrists behind her back, and beat her lower body with a wooden two by four.

Dixon was arrested Tuesday.