MANATEE — A Kentucky man has been charged with battery, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Bobbie Arrington, 44, was arrested at 9:25 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of 67th Street Circle East in Bradenton, according to the report.
Arrington and the victim were in a hotel room readying for bed when an argument started.
Deputies reported Arrington got out of bed, walked up to the victim — who was yelling — and struck him in the face.
The victim called law enforcement with a small laceration on his left ear, which was bleeding. Arrington reportedly admitted to deputies he hit the victim because he was running his mouth.
Arrington was released from Manatee County jail Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s website.