Volusia County, Daytona Beach, FL – Mariah Michel Bennett, age 22, lives with her boyfriend of eight months, Preston Virgil Crawford age 31, in an apartment on the 100 block of Botefuhr Avenue.

Displeased about his girlfriends choice of working at a bar, Preston Crawford attacked his girlfriend by beating, choking, whipping, burning, and threatening to kill her accusing her of going to bars after work to meet men.

It was a little past midnight when Mariah Bennett was struck in the face by Preston, who was under the influence of alcohol, then started to choke her.

According to the police report, Crawford told Mariah with his hands around her neck, “I am going to kill you.” That is when Bennett lost consciousness and awoke to Crawford whipping her with an electrical cord.

Mariah said when she yelled for help or tried to get up, Crawford would kick her in the stomach and punch her in the ribs while holding her mouth shut. She again lost consciousness, and again, woke up to Crawford punching her in the mouth.

According to the report, Crawford also burned Mariah on the fingers with a lit cigarette before throwing beer on her. He also threw an ashtray at her head and knocked her down when she said she was going to call the police.

When the chance was found, Bennett was able to get to her phone and dial 911 for help while Crawford ran away.

When the police arrived, they noticed Mariah suffered cuts and bruises all over her body and a chipped tooth.

Preston Crawford is currently being held in the Volusia County Jail, without bail.

But this is not the first time these two have had problems with each other or domestic disputes.

According to court documents, Mariah Bennett was arrested on March 2 in Volusia County for Battery against Preston Crawford. Mariah Bennett was charged on March 21 with Battery in the First Degree, which is a Misdemeanor. Mariah was let go and the case was closed.

  • Ayjay

    wow, what in the hell is wrong with that guy.

  • Ayjay

    wow, what in the hell is wrong with that guy.

  • lucky

    Used to date this guy. I saw the tip of the iceberg and made him kick rocks. What a lunatic

  • lucky

    Used to date this guy. I saw the tip of the iceberg and made him kick rocks. What a lunatic

  • Someone

    She is no angle either.

  • Someone

    SHE IS NO ANGEL. THOSE OF US WHO KNOW HER KNOW THAT SHE IS AN ABUSER AS WELL. AND SHE IS VERY MESSED UP> NOT SAYING WHAT HE DID WAS RIGHT BUT KNOWING HER SHE PROBABLY PROVOKED IT>

  • Someone

    SHE IS NO ANGEL. THOSE OF US WHO KNOW HER KNOW THAT SHE IS AN ABUSER AS WELL. AND SHE IS VERY MESSED UP> NOT SAYING WHAT HE DID WAS RIGHT BUT KNOWING HER SHE PROBABLY PROVOKED IT>

  • Someone Else

    This girl is definitely not an innocent bystander in the lease bit….her own family will verify that! She has no problem using physical violence against her boyfriends and has many times in past relationships. She also has no problem making false accusations to have boyfriends thrown in jail. It’s not to say this scum bag is innocent-he clearly belongs locked up but it would be interesting to hear both sides of this story. Thank goodness her children are not with her & were not there when this most recent incident happened. I hope those kids are not placed back with this mother until it is clear she has made some MAJOR improvements in her life!

  • Someone Else

    This girl is definitely not an innocent bystander in the lease bit….her own family will verify that! She has no problem using physical violence against her boyfriends and has many times in past relationships. She also has no problem making false accusations to have boyfriends thrown in jail. It’s not to say this scum bag is innocent-he clearly belongs locked up but it would be interesting to hear both sides of this story. Thank goodness her children are not with her & were not there when this most recent incident happened. I hope those kids are not placed back with this mother until it is clear she has made some MAJOR improvements in her life!

  • natalie

    He’s got a track record of stalking, domestic violence and already has 4 felonys. Vlerk.org shows it all

  • natalie

    Clerk.org