Surfer Blood Frontman Arrested for BatteryPosted by Liana Robertshaw
Singer-guitarist John Paul Pitts of the band Surfer Blood was arrested back in March for domestic battery.
The indie surf-rocker was arrested in Lake Worth and booked into the Palm Beach sheriff’s office after a confrontation with his live-in girlfriend.
According to the incident report:
“The victim stated on today’s date, Pitts and herself returned from an evening out. An argument pursued because she called a friend, stating she might need a place to stay. Pitts went into the bathroom and stated he was going to harm himself. When she knocked on the door, Pitts came out, they went into the bedroom, and the arguing continued. The victim stated Pitts grabbed her and flipped her over her shoulder, he then pinned her down by climbing on top of her. The defendant then proceeded to shove his fingers inside of her mouth. In return, she attempted to bite him and he pushed his fingers away. He continued to press his weight against her so she bit him on his chest. The victim stated this has occurred before. She told Pitts on numerous occasions she was going to call the police, but he just laughed. Advised she is not trying to ruin his life.”
Pitts agreed to a plea deal on July 14 that could lead to dismissal of all charges by April of 2013.