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Man arrested on domestic abuse charge

LAKE PLACID - A man was arrested after a woman said he attacked her after seeing a photo on her cell phone, according to a report released Friday.

Akinkawon Hawthorne, 18, no street address given, Lake Placid, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with battery and felony battery.

The arrest came after the woman reported that she left a house after an argument and Hawthorne followed her and forced her to return to the house, the report said.

The woman reported that Hawthorne then began choking and striking her after seeing the photo on the phone, the report said.