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Man behind bars after allegedly choking girlfriend

Christopher Cadena (Source: Odessa Police Department) Christopher Cadena (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

An Odessa man was arrested Sunday evening for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

Christopher Cadena, 35, is charged with assault by strangulation (family violence).

Odessa police were called out to the 900 block of Alleghaney Avenue, and were told by Cadena’s girlfriend that she had been assaulted.

Cadena had already fled the scene.

An investigation revealed both subjects were arguing when Cadena punched his girlfriend multiple times in the face and choked her until she almost lost consciousness.

She had a large knot on her forehead, as well as bruising and scratch marks on her face, throat, and arms.

Cadena was later found by Odessa police.

He said he had been in a fight with his girlfriend.

He was arrested and charged with assault by strangulation (family violence).

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