Police: Man begged to be arrested after beating girlfriend

Authorities say a local man begged to be arrested after allegedly hitting his girlfriend over the weekend.

Lamont Hobbs Chaney, 25, of 702 Diamond St., has been charged with simple assault and harassment following an alleged domestic dispute that took place Saturday.

Authorities met with the female victim at the scene and noted that she had a red mark on the top left of her head that was beginning to swell. The woman was crying and complained of pounding pains in her head, according to court records.

She told police that Chaney had come home that night drunk and the two of them had gotten into an argument about money and their living arrangement. During the dispute, Chaney allegedly shoved the victim onto the ground and held her down, records state.

He then threatened the woman, saying he would go get his sister to beat her up more, according to the affidavit.

Chaney allegedly then grabbed the woman’s hair and slammed her head on the ground several times. Eventually, the woman was able to escape his grasp and call police, according to the court record.

While police were interviewing the victim, Chaney allegedly asked repeatedly to be arrested in connection with the fight. Police said he readily admitted that there had been a physical altercation between himself and the woman just before authorities arrived.

Chaney was arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on Saturday and is incarcerated in lieu of $35,000 bail.