Anniston couple arrested on domestic violence charges
by Brian Anderson
Jul 10, 2013 | 6608 views |  0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Anniston police on Tuesday arrested a couple on domestic violence charges stemming from an alleged strangulation that occurred in the middle of a street.

Police charged Michael Justin Fleck, 18, with domestic violence strangulation and Elizabeth Lynn Pruitt, 29, with third-degree domestic violence. Fleck’s charge is a felony, and Pruitt’s a misdemeanor.

Anniston police Capt. Allen George said police were dispatched to the 4900 block of Saks Road around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday on a domestic disturbance call. George said that when police arrived, Fleck and Pruitt were in the middle of the road.

Fleck and Pruitt both appeared to have bruises and scratches around their necks, according to a police report. Both refused medical attention.

George said that under state law, if no injuries are obvious self-defense wounds both parties are charged with domestic violence.

George said it was unclear how the altercation began, and police were still investigating the incident today.

Pruitt was released on a $500 bond on Tuesday. Fleck was still being held this morning. No court dates have been set.

Staff writer Brian Anderson: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @BAnderson_Star.

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