Houston County Sheriff’s deputies recently arrested a 28-year-old Ashford man on a felony domestic violence charge, alleging he bound a woman with duct tape and burned her with a cigarette.
Court records show sheriff’s investigators arrested Samuel Mitchell Pittman, of Lucy Grade Road, and charged him with felony domestic violence by strangulation.
Records show deputies charged Pittman with striking a woman on the left side of her face, wrapping her head with duct tape, covering her mouth, and burning her with a cigarette last week.
Records also show Pittman was out on bail for two other domestic violence charges, including a felony involving alleged domestic violence by strangulation. Records show deputies charged Pittman with that crime on Feb. 19. He was later released after posting $5,000 bail.
Records show deputies arrested Pittman on March 11 and charged him with misdemeanor third-degree domestic violence harassment. He was released from custody after posting $1,000 bail.
The newest alleged offense involving duct tape and a cigarette burn occurred on March 12, the same day Pittman posted the $1,000 bail for the previous misdemeanor domestic violence charge.
Records also show Pittman to be a five-time convicted felon. Records show Pittman pleaded guilty to felony manufacturing a controlled substance, felony possession of precursor chemicals, felony marijuana possession and two felony counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance in 2007 in Houston County.