Man accused of choking, restraining girlfriend in Odessa

Man accused of choking, restraining girlfriend in Odessa
Bobby Esparza (Source: Ector County Detention Center)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One man is behind bars on several charges following a disturbance on Saturday night.

Bobby Esparza, 45, is charged with assault by strangulation (family violence) and unlawful restraint.

Police were called out to the 700 block of Blackstone at 8:30 p.m. in reference to a domestic disturbance.

When officers arrived, they saw Esparza push his 26-year-old girlfriend into a wall.

Esparza was immediately detained.

Upon further investigation, the girlfriend told police that while Esparza was choking her, she lost all breathing and began to lose consciousness.

According to the report, the girlfriend said she tried multiple times to get away from Esparza but police said Esparza forcefully held her down against her will.

Esparza was later arrested and charged.

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