An Ebro man was arrested over the weekend, in Washington County, for domestic violence related charges, according to the  Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday morning, September 15th, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a domestic violence incident in which Jeremy Dowdy, 41, of Ebro had choked the victim during an argument. The victim reported the incident began with a verbal altercation regarding alleged drug use, at which time Dowdy became increasingly aggressive. Dowdy then began choking the victim, limiting the victim’s ability to breath, according to the report.

When WCSO deputies arrived at the home, deputies observed markings around the victim's neck. Prior to the deputies arriving, Dowdy had fled to a nearby convenience store but was quickly apprehended. Dowdy was taken into custody with no further incidents, after admitting to deputies that he had wrapped his arms around the victim, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Dowdy was booked into the Washington County Jail on the charge of battery by strangulation, a third degree felony, according to the report.

Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is urged to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. You may also report anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.