FORT WALTON BEACH — A 35-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman were both arrested for battery after a fight in their car.
Fort Walton Beach police officers were called to the parking lot of Gatlin Lumber on Beal Parkway after receiving a report of a possible domestic violence incident. The OnStar device inside the vehicle was activated and dispatchers heard what they believed was a physical altercation inside the vehicle.
The officers contacted a man and a woman, both of whom had large amounts of blood on their bodies.
The man initially told officers he fell, which caused the scrapes on his arms, legs and forehead. Eventually, he admitted that he and his wife got into a physical fight inside the vehicle.
The man said his wife struck him, but wouldn’t say how and wouldn’t answer any questions about if he struck her back.
The woman said no physical altercation happened, even though she had a large cut on the back of her head and a cut on her lip. She refused to answer any other questions.