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Girlfriend beaten when she returns from store
Deputies found a man sleeping in a playhouse after beating and choking his girlfriend into unconsciousness after she came home from shopping.The suspected abuser, Allen Lee Hale, 30, is being held in jail serving time for violating his probation and has been bound to the grand jury on his new charge of aggravated domestic assault. He could face up to six years in prison if convicted.When deputies arrived at their Lakeland Drive address, Hale’s girlfriend told officers he had beaten her up, showing the marks to prove it. She said he attacked her when she came home from shopping.“He assaulted her after she had returned home from the grocery store,” said deputy Evan Cooper.