Palm Bay Man Accused of Attacking Girlfriend Over Dinner

Anthony Shane Scarvelli of Palm Bay allegedly attacks his girlfriend when dinner wasn't done sooner.
Anthony Shane Scarvelli of Palm Bay allegedly attacks his girlfriend when dinner wasn't done sooner.

PALM BAY, Florida – A 40-year-old man was arrested after attacking his girlfriend when she didn’t make dinner sooner, according to the Palm Bay Police Department.

On Thursday, at around midnight, Palm Bay police responded to the 2100 block of Fallon Blvd. in reference to a disturbance.

As officers arrived, a man later identified as Anthony Shane Scarvelli attempted to leave the residence on foot. Police apprehended him in the rear of the residence.

The girlfriend told officers that she made dinner while Scarvelli was sleeping. When she woke Scarvelli to tell him dinner was ready, he “became angry at her for not making dinner sooner,” police said.

This led to an argument between the two. During the argument, Scarvelli struck his girlfriend multiple times on her back. He then smashed picture frames and broke her cell phone, according to the report.

Scarvelli then placed his girlfriend in a choke hold and pushed her on the bed in their bedroom, the arrest affidavit said.

“As they were on the bed struggling with each other, the defendant produced a pocket knife and pressed the blade of the knife against [his girlfriend’s] left cheek as he made verbal threats to kill her,” the officer said.

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Officers observed a minor puncture wound on her left cheek but she refused medical treatment. The pocket knife was never recovered.

Scarvelli denied the physical assault and said they were only in a verbal dispute. He was arrested on a charge of Aggravated Battery Domestic Violence and transported to the Brevard County Jail. Bond set at $15,000.

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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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