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Cops: Georgian Battered Beau Over Sex Denial

Bloodied victim was bitten, scratched during tiff

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Georgia Sex Denial

JULY 6--A Georgia woman is facing a pair of battery charges after she attacked her live-in boyfriend for refusing to have sex with her, police allege.

Tabatha Lee Grooms, 35, is accused of leaving her beau Carlos Rodrecus Grace, 30, bloodied following a June 25 confrontation in their Augusta home (which the couple shares with Grooms’s 66-year-old mother).

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report, Grace had a bite mark on his left forearm and “visible scratches to his face, head and neck that were bleeding slightly” when deputies interviewed him. Grace told investigators that “Grooms was mad from earlier in the day because he would not have sex with her.”

After a night of boozing, Grooms returned to the residence and announced that she had “fucked everyone else because [Grace] would not fuck her,” Deputy Phillip Clark reported. Following that proclamation, Grooms allegedly scratched and bit Grace, who was seated on a couch.

Grooms, who declined to answer police questions about the fight, admitted that she had been drinking (Clark noted that she appeared to be “highly under the influence of alcohol”).

In addition to the alleged attack on Grace, Grooms was also charged with a second misdemeanor count for allegedly punching her mother in the eye.

Court records show that Grooms has previously pleaded no contest to leaving the scene of an accident. She is also facing a misdemeanor drunk driving charge. (2 pages)