Prosecutors say man beat girlfriend until she vomited

2014-08-07T06:54:00Z 2014-08-07T15:51:04Z Prosecutors say man beat girlfriend until she vomitedBy EDDIE GREGG The Billings Gazette

A man charged in December with beating his girlfriend after knocking her unconscious is facing charges that he again beat her, this time, she said, to the point that she vomited.

On Tuesday, 28-year-old Trenton Reed Allinson pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and tampering with witnesses and informants in the latest case. He faces identical charges in the earlier assault case.

According to charging documents, Allinson attacked the victim on May 23 after they returned home from a downtown bar.

Police responded to the Billings Clinic emergency room where the woman was being treated. An officer saw the woman had a black eye and bruises over much of her exposed skin.

She said Allinson had gotten drunk at the bar and started calling her a “whore” and using other profanities. When they got home, he started punching her, she said. At one point, she got away from Allinson and threw up on the bedroom floor. The woman was able to call others to take her to the hospital, where she was later diagnosed with a concussion, court records say.

On July 30, the woman met with a Billings police officer and gave an additional statement, saying that during the attack she thought Allinson was going to beat her to death with his bare fists.

She said the day after the attack Allinson called and begged her not to call the police.

Police also recovered Facebook messages Allinson sent the woman, urging her to deny the assault and not to contact police, charging documents say.

In the December incident, the woman reported that Allinson choked her and threw her to the ground, causing her to lose consciousness. When she woke up, she said, she had bumps on her head and bruising around one eye.

She said Allinson had not hit her before she lost consciousness.

Following the second alleged assault, police reviewed Allinson’s jail phone calls and found that he had called the alleged victim eight times.

The woman told police that Allinson told her to say she fell down some steps and to contact prosecutors about getting the charges dropped.

Allinson is being held on $25,000 bond, pending a Sept. 29 trial in the first assault case.

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