BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) – West Boca Raton resident Christopher Koehler remains in Palm Beach County Jail after allegedly threatening his hospitalized girlfriend with a butcher knife, beating her with a baseball bat and destroying the inside of their home.
Police wrote after the incident in the 23,000-block of Watergate Circle in West Boca Raton:
Koehler took a baseball bat and swung it at the (victim’s) head. The baseball bats only grazed the back of her head because she appeared. She was in fear for her life to be hit with the bat again, as Koehler had broken her head with a baseball bat before. She grabbed the keys and the bag and ran to her car. Koehler followed her out of the house, now with a butcher knife from the kitchen. The knife was silver with a black handle. As Koehler continued to follow her out to the car, he told her several times, “I will kill you.” She thought Koehler would stab and kill her before she could escape. She got in her car and fled before calling 911. “
Also from the police report:
“I checked the interior of the house, which had drops of blood everywhere and was completely destroyed. The cupboards were torn off, the worktop was pulled away from the kitchen island, the drawers were pulled off the tracks, and dog food was thrown everywhere. In addition, there was a silver butcher knife with a black plastic handle in the sink. Pictures were taken of the damaged area, the blood on the ground and the knife. ”
Koehler is charged with “aggravated assault with a lethal weapon without intent to kill,” and “aggravated battery – the person using a lethal weapon.”
PBSO booked him into Palm Beach County at 4:43 a.m. Tuesday. He remained on $ 40,000 bonds early Wednesday morning.
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