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John Paul Pitts was arrested earlier this year after allegedly attacking his girlfriend

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It has been revealed that Surfer Blood frontman John Paul Pitts was arrested for domestic battery earlier this year.

Pitts was arrested after allegedly attacking his girlfriend of one year on March 31 in Lake Worth, Florida. He pleaded not guilty on May 4, but Pitchfork reports that Pitts obtained a 'plea and pass' order on July 13, meaning that if he complies fully with the court's orders and their suggested program, his charges and guilty plea will be dismissed in April of next year.

Pitchfork has published the incident report from the day of the attack, which saw Pitts' girlfriend with "abrasions and bruises" on her arms and a bruise above her right eye. It reads: "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 report goes on to say: "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."

It continues: "Pitts advised he did not harm his girlfriend. She always threatens to call the police on him. He was present with scratches and bruises to his chest. A bite mark was observed on the middle portion of his chest."

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