BBPD makes domestic battery arrest

Bradenton Beach Police Department officers arrested a Bradenton man July 13 for allegedly choking a woman.

The man, Gregory Hermes, faces a charge of felony domestic battery by strangulation and two charges of battery. The BBPD incident report identified the woman as Hermes’ ex-girlfriend.

The incident occurred in a residence in the 100 block of Seventh Street South, where the woman was living.

Hermes allegedly threatened to kill the woman and also threatened her roommate.

The police report indicated that Hermes forced open the door to the residence before attacking the woman.

Hermes allegedly confessed to BBPD, “She hurt me really bad, man. I choked her.”

He was taken to the Manatee County jail, where bond was set at $1,000.