A former professional mixed martial arts fighter is accused of beating his girlfriend and then high-fiving his friends after knocking her to the ground.
In charges filed Friday, police wrote that Samuel Guynn, 33, got into an argument Sept. 7 with his girlfriend at her Cottonwood Heights home. The woman told police that Guynn smashed several items in her apartment and then began punching her in the head. Officers at the apartment found holes in the walls, broken pictures, a broken glass coffee table and broken mirrored closet doors, all worth more than $1,500, police wrote.
The woman went to her next door neighbors home until she saw Guynn taking items from her apartment, police wrote. When she approached him in the parking lot to ask for her house key, Guynn allegedly punched her in the side of the head, knocking her to the ground and causing her to become dizzy and sick to her stomach, police wrote.