ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One man is behind bars in connection with a strangulation investigation that occurred in Odessa on Saturday.
Odessa police were called out to the 1000 block of Center Ave. in reference to a domestic disturbance.
When officers arrived, they spoke with a 29-year-old man, a 52-year-old female and her husband, identified as Adan Tijerina, 46.
According to the report, the woman stated that she was having a verbal fight with Tijerina when her 29-year-old son attempted to separate them by standing between them.
That's when, police said, Tijerina pushed his 29-year-old step-son, causing him to fall to the ground. Tijerina then punched his step-son in the face and choked him with his other hand.
The report stated that the 29-year-old man reported that Tijerina kicked him several times while he was on the ground. He was also unable to breathe when Tijerina choked him.
Tijerina was later arrested and charged with assault by strangulation (family violence).
He was taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.