ODESSA - An Odessa man remains behind bars for beating up his girlfriend during an argument last month.
Officers were called out to the emergency room at Medical Center Hospital about three weeks ago.
That's where the victim told police that 37-year-old Dominic Montoya was getting angry while they were talking at a home in the 1000 block of South Kelly.
When she tried to leave, he started apologizing then put his arm around her.
Montoya then hit her in the face, threw her to the ground and continued to punch and kick her.
The victim fled the scene and went to the hospital with bruises and a broken nose.
Montoya was arrested about a week later for felony charges of aggravated assault family violence.
He told police that he fell on top of the victim and couldn't remember hitting her.