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ALACHUA – The Alachua Police Department (APD) responded to a reported burglary and domestic abuse at 2:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15. The female victim reported she had been battered by her ex-boyfriend.

According to an APD report, “Montravis Devon English entered [the victim’s] residence through a window located in a child's bedroom. Once inside, English proceeded to strike the victim in the head, face, chest, and back causing injury. English then used a stun gun on the victim before she was able to break free from the residence.”

When officers arrived, English barricaded himself inside the residence and armed himself with a knife, refusing officer’s commands to come out of the home.

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) and the High Springs Police Department responded to assist. An ACSO crisis negotiator talked with English, who eventually surrendered.

Once English was detained, officers entered the residence and found that clothing, furniture, and other items inside had been destroyed by English.

The victim's three children, ages three, four and five, were in the home, located near Sherwood Oaks Apartments, during the attack, but were uninjured. The victim received medical attention at the scene, but was not hospitalized according to Sgt. Jesse Sandusky, APD Public Information Officer.

English was arrested and charged with Burglary, Domestic Battery, and Criminal Mischief. He remains at the Alachua County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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