By Joe Johnson
An Athens teen was recently arrested for strangling his girlfriend during a fight outside the victim's home on Big Oak Circle, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.
The report states that the 18-year-old victim said she was being strangled by Caveseo Bonds, 18, who placed her neck in a choke hold from behind during an argument in front of her house last Tuesday.
She related that she was at the point of losing consciousness when she managed to escape by biting Bonds’ hand, according to the report.
The report noted that Bonds was the person who called 911 to report that he’d been bitten by a man who left the scene in a car, but the victim told officers it was her who was bitten.
Bite marks on Bonds’ hand corresponded to what the victim said happened, according to the report, which noted that the victim’s lip was injured from a piercing being pulled during the struggle.
Bonds and the victim had been in a relationship for about six or seven years, but since they never lived together or had children, police said, so the altercation was not classified as a domestic violence incident.
Bonds was charged with aggravated assault and held overnight at the county jail until posting a $2,500 own recognizance bond Wednesday afternoon.
Anyone who is in an abusive relationship can seek advice and services by calling Project Safe’s 24-hour hotline at (706) 543-3331, or by visiting http://www.project-safe.org.