Posted: Feb 4, 2013 3:40 PM
Source: Associated Press
COVINGTON - Covington police say a 48-year-old man is accused of choking his girlfriend and severely burning her by holding her under scalding water during an argument over a set of keys, then fighting police.
Terrance Silas Fritz, of Covington, is being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail on charges of attempted second-degree murder, domestic violence and resisting an officer.
Capt. Jack West says that as soon as the 31-year-old woman was released after Sunday night's attack, she ran naked to a neighbor's for help.
West says the woman was moved to a burn unit outside the parish after treatment at St. Tammany Parish Hospital for second- and third-degree burns and a dislocated shoulder.
He says police had to force Fritz's door open and use pepper spray to control him.