Barefoot Bay Man Arrested 3 Times For Battery

Barefoot Bay resident arrested on Battery charges in Brevard County.
Barefoot Bay resident arrested on Battery charges in Brevard County.

MICCO, Florida – A 49-year-old man was arrested a third time in Brevard County on charges of Battery Sunday after police responded to a domestic disturbance.

Patrick W. Welke, who told police he resides in the 700 block of Oleander Circle in Barefoot Bay, is accused of punching his girlfriend twice during an argument.

The latest arrest occurred at the victim’s home in Titusville when the Barefoot Bay resident parked his girlfriend’s car in the middle of the roadway at in front of her home.

“She said she and Welke had been arguing for several days due to Welke being highly intoxicated,” the officer said.

When the victim asked Welke to move her car back on the driveway, he became angry and told her to move it herself.

As the victim entered the vehicle to move it, Welke climbed in and punched her twice on the right side of her face, according to the report.

“[The victim] had a large bruise under her right eye and a had a small cut under the same eye,” police said.

After Welke allegedly punched the victim, he exited the vehicle and walked into the residence.

A neighbor told police that he saw Welke “open the driver door, get into the vehicle, and punch [the victim] in the face twice,” the report said. The neighbor then asked the victim to enter her residence where they contacted the police.

Police then tried to make contact with Welke, who locked himself inside the girlfriend’s residence. He would not answer the door. Officers then entered the home with the girlfriend’s consent and found Welke laying on a bed under a blanket.

Welke was arrested and charged with Battery Felony 2nd or Subsequent Offense and transported to the Brevard County Jail.

In April, Welke was arrested at his Barefoot Bay residence for Battery Domestic Violence.

In 2013, Welke was arrested in Cape Canaveral for Battery Domestic Violence.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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