Tuesday night there was a 911 call about a civil disturbance at a Vero Beach home.
The homeowner, Jane Rollins, came out to speak to officers, according to the report from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. She had visible swelling in her lip area, as well as blood.
Rollins was advised to wait outside while deputies made contact with her semi live-in boyfriend, Dwayne Norment. Rollins had said the suspect had stayed with her for years "98 percent of the time."
Norment's side of the story: The suspect stated that he came out to the back porch for a cigarette and Rollins began to harass him about his unhealthy habit.
"Jane began to get louder and louder and more hostile towards Dwayne and started hitting him," read the report.
"Dwayne could not provide specific details such as where or how she was hitting him but stated 'all over,'" as per the arrest affidavit.
When asked if he had injuries, Norment, 56, reportedly replied, "Of course not."
When asked about Rollins' injuries, the suspect answered, "Whatever she said happened, happened," and did say he pushed her off of him.
Rollins admitted to giving her boyfriend a hard time about the smoking, but she said when she mentioned to him to stop, things escalated.
"When he got near her, he used his hand to cover and squeeze her face and push her to the ground," said the IRCSO report.
Rollins added that the abuse didn't stop on the porch, and that he continued to pound on her while she was in the bathroom. Deputies say that the woman had observable injuries to her right arm due to her hitting the toilet when the Texas native threw her down.
"Jane produced a white tank top that she had been wearing that had a significant amount of blood on it."
When pressed for details, Norment, a carpenter, said the two had been drinking at a local bar and that Rollins fell due to too much alcohol. The victim denied this.
"Due to inconsistent accounts of the events, Dwayne's inability to recall details and the injuries sustained to Jane," Norment was transported to Indian River County Jail and charged with misdemeanor battery domestic violence. He was released on $500 bond.