Friday, February 12, 2016

Boyfriend joining cult allegedly led to woman removing her pants and attacking him

A Florida woman accused of removing her pants and attacking her boyfriend was jailed after telling investigators her boyfriend joined a cult and she didn’t know how to deal with it, an affidavit states.

Karen Russell, 47, was arrested on Jan. 24 by Indian River County Sheriff’s investigators who went to an incident at her home in Vero Beach. Russell’s boyfriend said they’d been living together but hadn’t been agreeing as of late. He said they were sleeping in separate rooms. He said he got home at about 4pm and smelled vodka in the bathroom.

He went to his room, saying Russell was locked in her room. About five hours later, he said, he was reading his Bible in his bedroom. He said Russell “walked into his room, took her pants off, stated ‘all you want is my (genitals),’ and then began to hit and scratch (him) with her fingernails,” the affidavit states.

Deputies described Russell as “very intoxicated.” She said a deputy had no reason to be there. Asked what happened, Russell said her boyfriend recently joined a cult, the leader of which was not provided, and she didn’t know how to deal with it. Russell was arrested on a battery domestic violence charge.

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