Published: Mar 23, 2012 6:05 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 23, 2012 6:33 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Friday, at approximately 7:00 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to 3742 Belmont Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.

The anonymous caller stated a man was beating a woman and then dragged her inside the home. Upon arrival, police could hear what sounded like a physical altercation and a woman screaming. Police announced themselves and the people inside became quiet and refused to communicate with officers.

Police setup a perimeter and the SWAT team responded to the scene. The SWAT team made contact with the couple and at 9:30 a.m. Lawrence Serna, 22, of that address, was taken into police custody without incident.

The female victim was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for multiple injuries she sustained during the altercation with Serna.

Police arrested Serna for Battery.