Man arrested for beating girlfriend in Bradenton

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BRADENTON - A domestic related hostage situation in Bradenton lands a repeat offender behind bars facing serious charges.

The incident happened around 10:17 Sunday night.

Deputies arrived at the home in the 6900 hundred block of Manatee Avenue West to the sounds of a woman, Dena Harrison, screaming and crying. When they tried to enter no one would answer, so they deemed the incident a hostage situation.

The couple finally opened the door after several calls were made over a P.A. system.

21-year-old Roger Villasana was taken to the Manatee County Jail for beating Harrison. He was on probation for committing against the victim a month ago.

Villasana faces charges for felony battery, violating probation and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.