A Glencoe man is in custody, charged with felony domestic violence after a girlfriend said he tried to suffocate her, according to Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton.
Jeremiah Dondre Ford, 24, is charged with domestic violence by strangulation/suffocation, a felony, and interfering with a domestic violence emergency call, stemming from an incident Aug. 23, Investigator Brandi Fuller said.
Fuller said the victim told authorities she left the residence to get something and returned to find Ford mad that she’d gone. He beat her and pushed her down on a bed, holding a pillow over her face, Fuller said. She managed to get free of him and he beat her more, pulling the phone out of the wall so she couldn’t call for help.
Eventually he allowed her to call her grandmother — who checked in with her regularly and would have been coming over to check if she didn’t call, Fuller said. The young woman told her grandmother she needed medicine, and when the grandmother came to bring it, she jumped in the vehicle and left with her and reported the incident to the sheriff’s office.
Ford also is charged with a probation violation and is being held with no bond.