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Niagara Falls boxer accused in domestic dispute with girlfriend

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Posted at 9:54 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 09:55:47-05

A Niagara Falls boxer was arrested Tuesday night after a domestic dispute with his live-in girlfriend, according to the Niagara Gazette.

The Niagara Gazette says police were called to Nick Casal's home on Porter Road for a domestic situation. Police removed him from the home and took him to a hotel to stay the night.

According to the Town of Niagara Police Captain Craig Guillani, the professional welterweight threatened the victim via text message while he was at the hotel. Officers went back to arrest him.

According to the Niagara Gazette, Casal, 31, was charged with aggravated harassment and held in lieu of bail of $5000 cash or $10,000 bond.

The Niagara Gazette also says Casal has a history of domestic violence. According to the article, he got into a fight with his father in October 2005 and was involved in an incident with another girlfriend in June 2006. He was charged with assault and harassment in both cases, but the charges were dropped in the case involving his father.

Casal was also the victim of a brutal attack in May 2012, according to the article. He was called to Michael Vicki's home by a girl who was described as Casal's girlfriend and then hit by Vicki several times with an unknown object, according to the Niagara Gazette. The publication says Casal was bleeding on his brain and had several deep cuts to his skill that required almost 300 stitches to close and stalled his professional boxing career. The Niagara Gazette says Vicki had two prior felony convictions before attacking Casal.