TEEN MOM Nathan Griffith arrested for domestic battery by strangulation

Jenelle's ex Nathan Griffith arrested for strangulation in 2023

Teen Mom 2 dad Nathan Griffith is back behind bars in Florida.

According to jail records, Nathan was booked into Palm Beach County’s Main Detention Center on Friday, February 24 at 4:25AM. He is charged with a felony count of battery — domestic battery by strangulation.

At the time of this post, Nathan is still listed as being in custody. It doesn’t appear that his bail has been set.

UPDATE – Nathan was released on Saturday, one day after his arrest.

Here are the details on domestic battery by strangulation from the Florida statute:

A person commits domestic battery by strangulation if the person knowingly and intentionally, against the will of another, impedes the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of a family or household member or of a person with whom he or she is in a dating relationship, so as to create a risk of or cause great bodily harm by applying pressure on the throat or neck of the other person or by blocking the nose or mouth of the other person.

If convicted of the third-degree felony, Nathan is facing up to 5 years in prison and a fine up to $5,000.

Nathan Griffith arrest details

According to TMZ, “Delray Beach, FL police responded to a domestic disturbance call Friday from Nathan’s brother-in-law, William … who claimed Nathan told him on the phone he ‘lost it’ — choked his girlfriend and dragged her up the stairs.”

When police arrived, they say that Nathan was uncooperative and he claimed that his brother-in-law was on drugs and an unreliable source. Police observed scratches on Nathan’s neck and back, which he claimed were from sex.

More from TMZ:

The docs say the girlfriend, who appeared to be recently crying, initially was uncooperative at first … but eventually told cops Nathan had been physically aggressive with her. She added she couldn’t explain the specifics, as she “blacked out,” although she wouldn’t clarify if that was from getting choked.

According to the report, she later shouted, “I’m 100 some pounds and he’s 250 how in the hell am I supposed to get him off me.” Cops say they noticed bruising on her neck starting to appear … and Nathan was eventually placed under arrest for domestic battery by strangulation.

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