OAK HILL, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — Volusia County authorities say a man forced his ex-girlfriend to carve his name into her arm.
Hank Watson, 41, was arrested Sunday and charged with battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to a police report obtained by CBS Tampa, the ex-girlfriend said that Watson “became enraged” and began punching her on her left arm and leg last Friday. She told police that he usually hits her when he’s high on crack cocaine.
Watson then took out a knife and held it to her throat, demanding that she carve his name into her left forearm, the police report states.
The victim says she complied because she was scared that Watson would continue beating her. She said she waited two days to call the police because she was afraid that Watson would find out.
After being called to the scene, police say they saw the name “HANK” carved into her left arm.
Police located Watson being held at the Volusia County Corrections on an unrelated felony charge. He was then taken into custody with no bond.