FLORENCE — A woman’s ex-boyfriend is in jail after police said he kicked in the door to her apartment Sunday and attacked her.
Jose Antonio Mills, 23, 1112 Shirley Drive, Tuscumbia, is charged with first-degree burglary and domestic violence third-degree harassment, police said.
Florence police detective Sgt. Cliff Billingsley said Mills was arrested Sunday morning at the residence in Hermitage Oaks Apartment on Hermitage Drive.
Billingsley said Mills has children with the 20-year-old woman who refused to let him into the apartment. According to the report, the incident happened just before 11 a.m. Sunday.
“The victim said he knocked on the door, she went to the door and opened it until the safety chain caught,” Billingsley said.
Police said Mills is accused kicking in the door, breaking the safety chain.
“She said when he came in, he pushed and shoved her to the floor, then pinned her down,” Billingsley said.
Reports indicate a neighbor called 911.
Billingsley said Mills was still at the apartment when police arrived. He said Mills was taken into custody without incident.
Billingsley said the woman sustained minor cuts and abrasions.
Mills is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center on bail totaling $52,500.
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