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Aug142012

Surfer Blood frontman arrested after scuffle with girlfriend

John Paul Pitts of Surfer Blood's mugshot

Back in March, following an altercation with his girlfriend of one year, Surfer Blood frontman John Paul Pitts was arrested on charges of domestic battery. Pitchfork uncovered the incident report earlier today, which we have posted an excerpt of below.

The victim stated on today's date, Pitts and herself returned from an evening out. An argument pursued because she called a friend, stating she might need a place to stay. Pitts went into the bathroom and stated he was going to harm himself. When she knocked on the door, Pitts came out, they went into the bedroom, and the arguing continued. The victim stated Pitts grabbed her and flipped her over her shoulder, he then pinned her down by climbing on top of her. The defendant then proceeded to shove his fingers inside of her mouth. In return, she attempted to bite him and he pushed his fingers away. He continued to press his weight against her so she bit him on his chest. The victim stated this has occurred before. She told Pitts on numerous occasions she was going to call the police, but he just laughed. Advised she is not trying to ruin his life.

In May, Pitts pleaded not guilty to the charges, then opted for a "plea and pass" agreement–similar to probation and only available to first time offenders. If he complies with court orders, his charges will be dismissed next April.