Surfer Blood Frontman Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

By Tom Breihan / August 14, 2012 - 5:04 pm

Pitchfork reports that police arrested John Paul Pitts, frontman for Florida indie-pop band Surfer Blood, on domestic battery charges March 31 in Lake Worth, Florida. Pitts originally pleaded not guilty before changing his plea to a no-contest. He now has to comply with a court-mandated program.

According to a police report, Pitt was arrested after his girlfriend at the time called police. As the two were arguing, Pitt locked himself in his bathroom and threatened to harm himself. After letting her in, they continued arguing in the bedroom, where he grabbed her and pinned her on the bed, then tried to shove his fingers in her mouth. She had bruises on her arms and face, and she told police that he’d done this before. Pitt’s girlfriend, who’d bit his chest when pinned down, was shaking and crying, but neither needed medical attention. Pitchfork has more.

So yeah. Yikes.