KEY POINTS

  • A 23-year-old Florida woman allegedly punched her girlfriend because she was talking about her ex in her sleep
  • She was arrested for alleged domestic battery and faces an enhanced felony charge due to a previous conviction
  • The woman was released on bail on the condition she would have no contact with the alleged victim

A woman in Pinellas County, Florida, was arrested late Sunday after she allegedly punched her girlfriend in the face for "talking in her sleep about an ex," documents showed.

Officers responded around 10:39 p.m. to a neighbor's report of a fight happening at a residence in the city of Dunedin and encountered the alleged 21-year-old victim, The Smoking Gun reported, citing an arrest affidavit.

According to the police report, the unnamed woman said she was asleep at the apartment she shares with her 23-year-old girlfriend Alexis Talley when the latter woke her up because she allegedly started "talking in her sleep about an ex."

Talley then allegedly started to punch the woman in the face following a verbal argument.

Police said the alleged victim "had visible swelling to the right side of the face (consistent) with her statement," according to the arrest report.

After being read her rights, Talley claimed she and her girlfriend did have an argument due to the woman talking in her sleep about an ex but insisted "it was only verbal and not physical," according to the report. Additionally, Talley explained the injuries the woman sustained were "from a previous disorder and not from tonight."

Talley was arrested for domestic battery and booked into county jail. She was released from custody Monday on $2,500 bond, with a judge prohibiting her from having any contact with the alleged victim.

As Talley was previously arrested for a battery charge that resulted in a no contest plea, she is facing an enhanced felony charge for the alleged attack on her girlfriend, according to The Smoking Gun.

She is also currently facing a felony marijuana possession charge after deputies performed a traffic stop on her last month and allegedly found two bags filled with the drug in the vehicle she was driving.

Court records indicted Talley had previously been convicted of marijuana possession, driving under the influence and disorderly conduct.

miami-2046044_1920 Representation. A police report said Alexic Talley, 23, allegedly punched her unnamed 21-year-old girlfriend because the latter had talked about an ex while asleep. Photo: Pixabay