Odessa Man Accused of Choking His Wife

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man is accused of choking his wife until she blacked out and beating her up.

According to an arrest affidavit, 27-year-old Jim Rodriguez Tavarez came home drunk and got into a fight with his wife last Friday.

In the affidavit, his wife says he slapped her, threw her to the ground and stomped on her chest.

Then, she says, he began to choke her until she blacked out and slammed her head to the ground.

The woman got up, ran to the bathroom to hide, Tavarez followed her and smacked her in the face.

He left the home and his wife ran next door and called 911.

Tavarez was arrested on Thursday and is facing felony assault charges.

The arrest affidavit also stated that Tavarez has been previously convicted of a misdemeanor family assault charge.