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Tallahassee man assaults three women after breaking into apartment

Tallahassee man assaults three women after breaking into apartment
Posted at 3:00 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 11:31:30-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A man has been arrested after being accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and assaulting her, as well as two other women. 

Akil Symonette, 22, was arrested by the Tallahassee Police Department on May 8. 

On April 30, TPD responded to Dixie Drive in response to a burglary with multiple people assaulted. 

When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with the three victims. One of the victims told officers that she and Symonette had been in a romantic relationship since the summer of 2017. 

While talking with officers, she advised that she was bedroom on the second floor, when she heard something hitting a window.  

The woman said when she looked out of the window, she saw her ex-boyfriend, Symonette, throwing a shoe at her bedroom window. She told officers that she called one of her friends around 10:45 a.m. to say that Symonette was at her apartment and not leaving.  

The police report states the second woman arrived at the apartment around 11 a.m. and saw Symonette still outside throwing a shoe at the window. 

At that time, the woman began making her way inside the apartment when Symonette pushed her and forced his way inside before banging on his ex-girlfriend's door. 

After yelling at him to get out, the victim's friends pulled Symonette away from the door and back down stairs. However, he refused to leave when asked.

Because he wouldn't leave, one of the victim's friends picked up a board game and threw it at Symonette. That's when Symonette punched one of the friends in the face and got into a fist fight with the other. 

The ex-girlfriend heard the fighting happening outside and ran downstairs to start throwing punches at Symonette but he punched her, grabbed her by the hair and then began dragging her on the concrete ground. 

After the assault, the police report states, Symonette ran to his car and left the scene. 

The ex-girlfriend told police she and Symonette had stopped seeing each other about two weeks prior to the incident because he spit in her face. 

She informed officers that she has been receiving numerous text messages from who she believes is Symonette, but the texts are coming from different phone numbers each time. 

Based on the evidence, Symonette was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary with assault or battery and two counts of battery causing bodily harm.