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Throwing a bowling ball that hit his girlfriend on the top of her head Sunday night at a Fort Wayne bowling alley resulted in felony charges Thursday against a city man.

About 9:30 p.m. Sunday, police were called to Thunderbowl, 6700 Lafayette St., on a report that someone threw a bowling ball at a woman that hit her in the head, according to a probable cause affidavit.

When police arrived, the victim told them she saw her boyfriend of 2 1/2 years, 41-year-old Leonard L. Suggs, at the bowling alley, but she wanted to avoid him because he seemed intoxicated and can be violent when in that state, the affidavit said.

Suggs, of the 1100 block of Division Street, eventually saw the woman and started to call to her but then threw a beer can that was soon followed by a bowling ball, the victim and several witnesses told police.

The beer can missed, but the bowling ball hit the woman on the top of her head, and then Suggs ran to the other end of the bowling alley and started hitting the woman, according to the report.

Another woman nearby was also hit by the bowling ball.

Suggs was charged with domestic battery and battery.