A Decatur man remained in city jail today after being charged with two felonies in connection with a domestic-violence incident that left his girlfriend in the hospital with severe injuries, Decatur police said.
Christopher Collier, 35, of 3104 Main St. S.W. is charged with second-degree domestic violence and domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation. He was awaiting transfer to Morgan County Jail with no bail amount set, police said.
On Friday, police responded to a call at the Nite Fall Motel at 2611 U.S. 31 S., where Collier and his 30-year-old girlfriend, whom police did not identify, had been living since Aug. 6, police said.
According to police, Collier and his girlfriend had been drinking when an argument ensued, during which Collier struck his girlfriend twice in the head with an empty glass liquor bottle, causing the bottle to shatter and causing several minor cuts to her head and face. Collier beat his girlfriend severely and bit her numerous times, causing significant injuries, police said. Then, Collier pinned his girlfriend to the ground and choked her until she lost consciousness.
When police arrived, they initially charged Collier with third-degree domestic violence and resisting arrest.
The woman was transported to Parkway Hospital and transferred to Huntsville Hospital. She suffered, among other injuries, a fractured eye socket and a broken nose and is expected to undergo reconstructive surgery, police said.
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