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Man accused of battering girlfriend

SEBRING - A Sebring man was arrested Tuesday after his girlfriend accused him of choking her, according to an arrest report released Wednesday. David Lamont Griffins, 27, 3012 State Road 17 North, Sebring, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriffís Office and charged with felony domestic battery and tampering with a victim, witness or informant. The woman reported that Griffins and her got into an argument and that Griffins grabbed her neck and started choking her while pushing her backwards. She also told deputies that he tried to prevent her from calling 911.