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Police: Man beat up girlfriend with a metal chair for waking him up

Posted: 6:22 AM, Jul 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-17 22:02:28Z

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- An officer arrested a Cape Coral, Fla. man Sunday after police said he attacked his girlfriend and beat her for waking him up.

Steven Barker, 37, is in the Lee County Jail, charged with aggravated battery, two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, battery on an emergency medical care provider and resisting arrest with violence.

According to Cape Coral Police, around 9 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to an aggravated battery call.

Police say Barker became upset when his live-in girlfriend woke him up. Steven grabbed a metal chair and struck the victim with it several times, put the chair down, began punching her, and then pushed the victim through a glass window causing several injuries. 

Officers on the scene arrested Barker, who was uncooperative and kicked an officer. A stun gun was deployed on Steven to gain compliance.

Barker was then taken to a local hospital and while there struck a nurse and scratched another officer.