Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
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Spring Hill man arrested for tackling, punching girlfriend

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An afternoon-long episode of narcotics consumption on Saturday reached conclusion when Bradford John Kufner, 41, and his girlfriend began arguing over another man being there at her Spring Hill house off Tiffin Avenue, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Sean Murray, 39, of Spring Hill, had fallen asleep.

Murray woke up around the point in the conversation where the woman was telling her boyfriend, Kufner, to get out of her house, according to arrest reports issued by the sheriff’s office. Kufner threw her to the ground, pinned her there, and asked her what she was going to do if he didn’t.

After being released by Kufner, she ran into the kitchen and grabbed a knife.

Murray saw Kufner walk into the kitchen then turn for the door. That’s when Murray noticed what the woman was holding.

Once through the kitchen and to the door, Kufner also noticed the knife. He turned around and faced the woman, and asked her why she had a knife in her hand, what she intended to do with it, and whether that might involve him somehow.

The woman started to say she was waiting for him to get out of her house so she could lock her door, when Kufner suddenly charged her. He grabbed her and lifted her up then threw her back down again. She hit the floor, and the knife came loose.

Murray lost sight of the woman and her boyfriend, Kufner, and went after them and into the kitchen. There he saw Kufner on top of the woman and, according to the report, was punching her repeatedly in the face and head. The lacerations on her face, head, and arms were numerous.

Murray confronted Kufner, grabbed him and pulled him off of the woman. She then fled into a bathroom, locked the door, and made it known she was contacting police.

Kufner was taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident where he was charged with battery, second offense – Kufner was convicted previously of aggravated battery Aug. 17, 1990. Kufner is also being held without bond due to the dating violence classification of the case.

Upon arrival, police conducted a weapons search on Murray, finding the half pill of Xanax and syringe. Murray told officers he is not prescribed Xanax, or Alprazolam, but that he got the pill from a friend, and also that he is not diabetic and uses the syringe to “shoot up” illegal medication and he planned to use it to “shoot up” the remaining half of pill.

Murray was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident, where is being held on $2,500 bond.

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