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Spring Hill man accused of attacking girlfriend — again

Staff
Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 04:54 PM
SPRING HILL -

A man accused of attacking his girlfriend in January is in jail again after deputies say he damaged a woman's car and threatened to harm her.

The victim told deputies that following a heated argument while inside her car, her live-in boyfriend, Leonardo Rafael Morales, 27, exited the vehicle and slammed the door, according to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office report.

When she wouldn't let him back inside, she said Morales broke off the passenger door handle, climbed onto her car and began jumping on the hood of the car while threatening her, the report showed.

Deputies noted extensive damage to the vehicle's hood as well as the windshield being shattered.

Later, law enforcement officials also listened to a voicemail message from Morales where he told the victim to tell deputies he didn't do anything.

Morales was arrested roughly an hour after the incident and charged with assault, criminal mischief and violating his probation. He was taken to Hernando County Jail where his bond was set at $2,000.

He was also instructed to have no contact with the victim.

In January, he was arrested on charges of battery based on accusations that he struck his girlfriend several times in the face and then battered her roommate, who tried to intervene.

In May, he was also charged with burglary.

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