By Ryan Yousefi
Coral Springs Police charged a man with domestic battery and dating violence after his brother witnessed him assaulting his girlfriend.
On August 8, at 10:34 p.m., a call was made from a home located at the 8900 block of NW 27th Street about an alleged assault.
When CSPD arrived, they encountered a man who said his brother, Anthony Quatela, 48, would not leave the residence, adding Quatela was dating a woman who lived there and had become violent with her.
Quatelas’ brother told police he did not want to call the police on his brother, but he was acting erratically and became violent, so he had no choice.
According to the report, Quatelas’ brother heard a cry for help from the victim in the home. When he entered the room, he attempted to remove Quatela at her request, but he refused, and a struggled ensued.
CSPD questioned Quatela, who had a noticeable gash on his forehead. Quatelas’ brother told police the gash was the result of their struggle, and Quatela slipping and striking his head on a television.
In the report, CSPD noted Quatela was intoxicated, slurring his speech and acting impaired. The victim indicated to police that Quatela had been drinking heavily the night before, and she had to go out and look for him, eventually finding him at a Publix store on University Drive.
She told him to walk to his brother’s residence to take a shower and sleep it off. According to the report, the victim told police that after he showered, Quatela repeatedly barged into her room, at least eight times. Each time he rushed into the room, he pushed her over, causing her to fall. The last time, she called for help from Quatelas’ brother.
The victim told police that she was not injured during any of the falls.
Once Quatelas’ brother came to intervene, the victim was able to flee the room. Soon after, Quatelas’ brother called police.
Based upon the victim and brother’s statements, Quatela was arrested for domestic assault and dating violence. He was transported to the Coral Springs Police Department for booking and later transferred to the Broward County main jail.
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- Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiples outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.