Lakeland man arrested for aggravated battery

While visiting Holmes Beach July 1, a Lakeland couple began arguing at a home in the 200 block of 73rd Street.

According to the Holmes Beach Police Department report, the argument became heated and Joshua Walker, 24, allegedly wrapped his arm around a female relative’s neck and forced her onto the bed.

The woman’s mother broke up the fight, calling 911 due to concerns over her daughter’s pregnancy.

Because Walker was aware of the pregnancy, he was charged with felony aggravated domestic battery on a pregnant woman.

As of press time for The Islander, Walker remained in the Manatee County jail on $1,000 bond.

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