Sebastian Man Slams Wife’s Head Against Wall Over Flat Tire

Craig Steven Conklin was arrested after smashing his wife's head against a wall in Sebastian, Florida.
Craig Steven Conklin was arrested after smashing his wife's head against a wall in Sebastian, Florida.

Last Friday, police received a call about a man slamming a woman’s head against a wall inside a U-Haul truck in the parking lot of Cumberland Farms in Sebastian.

“As I made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, I observed a white male sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle holding a Michelob Ultra beer in his right hand,” the officer said.

Police made contact with the male individual, identified as 46-year-old Craig Steven Conklin, and asked if he slammed his wife’s head against a wall in the U-Haul.

Conklin said that “he could not remember if he grabbed” her by the hair, according to the report. The officer smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage whenever Conklin spoke.

The wife told police that she’s been married to her husband for 16 years and that he became upset after the vehicle got a flat tire. She said Conklin became angry and “grabbed her by the back of her hair and slammed her face against the driver’s side door” of the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

“While speaking to [the victim], I noticed that she appeared to be out of breath, visibly shaking, and sweating heavily. I also observed redness in the center of [the victim’s] forehead,” the officer said.

Conklin was arrested and charged with Battery Domestic Violence and transported to the Indian River County Jail. He was released Saturday after posting $1,500 bond.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.