Crime

Long Beach woman choked after argument turns violent, police say

Michael Hamilton Fitzgerald, 57, was arrested by the Long Beach Police Department on Sunday, April 1, 2018, on a charge of aggravated domestic assault.
Michael Hamilton Fitzgerald, 57, was arrested by the Long Beach Police Department on Sunday, April 1, 2018, on a charge of aggravated domestic assault.

A woman was choked and had other injuries after an argument at a Long Beach home turned physical, police say.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment and police arrested city employee Michael Hamilton Fitzgerald on a felony charge.

Fitzgerald, 57, was wearing a Long Beach patrol shirt when he was photographed for his booking mug Sunday at the Harrison County jail.

Fitzgerald was a guard at the Long Beach Harbor, where he worked for the harbor master as a non-sworn officer, Police Chief Billy Seal said.

Fitzgerald was terminated after his arrest, according to the Harbor Master's Office.

He faces a charge of aggravated domestic assault.

Fitzgerald's bond was set at $75,000. He remained in custody Friday at the Harrison County jail.

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Robin Fitzgerald, 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews
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