Man Arrested In Attack On Ex-Girlfriend’s New Boyfriend
County deputies caught up to a Fayetteville man they say broke into a Springdale home several times in one night in November, attacking his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend in the process.
Cody Krawetzke, 21, was arrested Wednesday by Washington County deputies on suspicion of residential burglary and third-degree battery. He was released the same day from the Washington County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.
Springdale police responded in November to woman on Oakridge Drive, who told officers Krawetzke and another man kicked in her door and attacked two men she was living with.
Police said Krawetzke and his ex-girlfriend had recently broken up, and the suspect was upset that she had been talking to another man, who lived at the Oakridge home. Krawetzke and an accomplice came to the home at midnight one night and punched the new boyfriend’s brother in the nose, drawing blood, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in Washington County Circuit Court.
The suspect and the alleged accomplice came back again a few hours later and beat on the outside of the home with a baseball bat, police said. The two then ripped out an air conditioning unit and fled the scene, the affidavit states.
The suspects again returned an hour later, this time forcing their way into the home and hitting the new boyfriend, causing him to bleed from the mouth, according to the arrest warrant affidavit. The woman living at the home sustained a black eye in the alleged attack.
The woman gave detectives two voicemails she said Krawetzke sent her, in which the suspect threatened the new boyfriend, police said.