Faron Thompson Arrested After Forcing Engagement Ring Down Throat of Fiancée
Faron Thompson was arrested in Orlando on suspicion of trying to force his fiancee to swallow her diamond engagement ring because she wanted to call off the wedding and no longer wanted to live with him.
According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Thompson's girlfriend, unidentified, contacted authorities about the incident after she left home with her child, who was wearing only a diaper and drove to the Walmart on West Colonial Drive where she contact authorities over the alleged assault.
When the duputy met her at Walmart, he noticed redness around her neck and throat and a scratch on her upper right arm.
She told deputies that she was arguing with Thompson about moving her things out of her home and left the ring on the kitchen counter. When she went to grab the ring, she realized Thompson had it. He then tried to force the ring down her throat while holding her down.
Investigator's reports further indicate Thompson choking the woman and holding his hands over her nose and mouth, finally shoving her out of the door.
Thompson also threatened to burn down her house which then prompted her to call him a "psycho," Orange County sheriff's deputies said.
Police questioned 29-year old Thompson about the incident. He denied and instead said, “Women always claim assault, but never accept responsibility for provoking someone.”
Faron Thompson was taken into custody on Sunday night and charged with battery via strangulation and child neglect.
Battery is defined as an unlawful touching or striking of another person against the will of that other person. The person who commits battery is charged with a misdemeanor of the first degree, which is punishable by up to one year in the county jail, according to Florida Statute 784.03.
As reported by the Inquisitr, Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one partner against another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation. Domestic violence and abuse encapsulates physical and emotional violence, endangerment, coercion, kidnapping, harassment, and stalking. Alcoholism or addiction and mental illness can attribute to the abuse.