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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Man with prior battery conviction jailed after being accused of punching, choking female victim

A 24-year-old man with a prior battery conviction was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after a female victim accused him of punching and choking her.

On Wednesday, an MCSO corporal responded to a residence in Marion County due to reports of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the corporal made contact with the female victim who stated that she had been involved in a verbal altercation with Delvvechio Deshawn Warren.

Delvvechio Deshawn Warren
Delvvechio Deshawn Warren

According to the victim, she had asked Warren to leave the residence the night before, but he refused to leave. An argument with Warren continued into the morning, and she stated that it became physical when he “became irritated and punched her in the face.”

After Warren allegedly punched her, she stated that he used both hands and wrapped them around her neck. He then proceeded to push her body against a couch in the living room, and she claimed that she was unable to breathe while Warren was choking her.

The victim used her cellphone to contact law enforcement, and she stated that Warren grabbed the phone while she was on the line with the 911 operator. She alleged that Warren then proceeded to pull her hair.

The corporal spoke with a child who was inside the residence during the incident, and the child also stated that Warren had pulled the victim’s hair.

The MCSO report indicated that the corporal did not observe any injuries to the victim’s face, though several small scratches were visible on her neck. Marion County Fire Rescue arrived at the residence to evaluate the victim’s injuries, and she did not need to be transported to the hospital.

The corporal conducted a computer search of Warren’s criminal history and discovered that he was convicted of battery (family violence) in Dougherty County, Georgia on October 4, 2019. He also has several active warrants out of Dougherty County due to probation violations.

Warren was located at the victim’s residence, and he was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held without bond. He is facing felony charges for domestic battery by strangulation and hindering, delaying, or preventing the communication to a law enforcement officer.

A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.