By Ryan Yousefi
A man faces domestic battery by strangulation charges after assaulting a woman after she discovered a condom in his wallet.
In the early morning of May 9, the Broward Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic violence call from a residence at the 7800 block of Northwest 60th Lane inside the Lakes at Parkland.
According to the police report, when deputies arrived, they spoke to a victim who alleged Roldney Pauleus, 32, had assaulted and choked her during an argument that began after she discovered a condom in his wallet.
The victim told deputies that after discovering the condom, she confronted an allegedly intoxicated Pauleus about his infidelity.
A verbal dispute quickly escalated to a physical struggle that, according to evidence filed in the arrest report, left the victim with visible scratch marks on her neck and chest.
After speaking with the victim, deputies interviewed Pauleus, who provided his side of the story.
He told deputies that he had returned home around 2:30 a.m. and went to bed before being abruptly awakened by the victim, who began striking him in the face without explanation.
Pauleus maintained that he defended himself by pushing the victim away and that any injuries she sustained in the struggle resulted from him trying to protect himself.
The victim alleged to deputies that this was not the first instance of physical violence from Pauleus and further expressed concern for her safety and that of their children, who were in the bedroom during the altercation, according to the police report.
Based on the evidence and statements gathered, deputies concluded that Pauleus choked the victim beyond the point of self-defense. As a result, he was placed under arrest and transported to the Broward County Main Jail.
Pauleus was later released after posting a $1,000 bond.
Records show the victim asked deputies to ensure she and her family were notified when Pauleus was released because she feared for their safety.
- Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiples outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.
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