A Casper man and convicted felon will avoid additional jail time, for breaking into his girlfriend’s apartment, causing hundreds of dollars in damage, hitting her, and burning her with a cigarette.

Twenty-eight year old Christopher Frederiksen was given a one year suspended prison sentence and one year of probation, after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and property destruction.

According to the Police affidavit, the case began in early November, when Frederiksen and his girlfriend were at Galloway’s Pub and they began arguing.

He drove her to Frosty’s Bar, and left her there with a friend.

She returned to her apartment, smelled cigarette smoke, and found Frederiksen inside.

He did not have the keys to her apartment and she had not given him permission to enter it.

Frederiksen allegedly used a credit card to break in.

She says she yelled at him to leave several times.

The argument escalated and Frederiksen kicked a small television and broke it, then grabbed a glass top to an end table and smashed it on a larger glass table.

The victim says she told Frederiksen to leave again, but then he took a lit cigarette, burned her on the chest, shoved her onto a couch and slapped her with his open left hand.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped two felony charges, including one where he was accused of pointing a gun at a neighbor, a short time later.

In 2005, Frederiksen was also convicted of aggravated assault and battery-threatening with a deadly weapon, according to court records.