Florida Man Hits Girlfriend with a Mallet – ‘We’re Going to Have a Bad Day’

Florida Man Sean Michael Raynes, 36, of Cape Coral, was taken to Lee County Jail after being arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, domestic battery by strangulation, contempt of court for violating the no-contact order, kidnapping, and false imprisonment, obstruction of justice, and petit theft.

According to the arrest affidavit, Cape Coral police responded to a 911 call for a possible battery at a residence. Upon arrival, the officer attempted to contact someone in the house, knocking on the door and ringing the doorbell “several times,” but there was no answer. According to the officer, “No signs of distress were observed,” The officer cleared the call and went back into service.

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The officer returned about an hour later after police dispatch received another 911 call from a female saying she was the one who had phoned before and needed help right away.

Sean Raynes

After receiving no answer again, police decided that something wasn’t right and decided to remain out of sight near the residence for a while to observe the home for any signs of movement.

A few minutes later, the garage door to the residence opened, and the officer observed a woman leaving. The cop pulled up to her and told her he was investigating a “possible disturbance.”  The woman told police that Raynes had reportedly hit her in the head with a mallet after an argument on Jan. 31, causing her to bleed. She added that Haynes allegedly told her, “You better stop bleeding because I’m not taking you to the hospital,” the affidavit stated.

According to the affidavit, the victim said that Raynes woke up on the morning of Feb. 2 and allegedly told her, “We are going to have a bad day,” and struck her several times in the arm and her left torso with a closed fist.

Raynes, who stepped out of a black Kia parked in the garage, refused to answer any of the officer’s questions about what had occurred.

A short time later, another Cape Coral officer arrived to interview Raynes, who told officers he had no idea why police were called because the two hadn’t even argued.

The Officers observed the laceration on the top of the woman’s head from being struck with the mallet and “fresh bruising” from being hit by the defendant earlier in the day.

She also showed the officers the “location of the attack and the blood stains.” The mallet, along with pictures of injuries and the crime scene, were all submitted into evidence, according to the report. The victim was provided with a domestic violence pamphlet.

Based on the victim’s statements that a domestic battery occurred, the physical evidence, and running Raynes’s information through teletype and learning that Raynes violated an active protection order, he received a set of bracelets and was placed into custody.

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Haynes remains in the Lee County Jail, online records show. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 20.


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