Man Arrested for Threatening, Strangling Girlfriend

Man Arrested for Threatening, Strangling Girlfriend

POSTED: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 2:08pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 2:22pm

LAS CRUCES- Police arrested a man who threatened his girlfriend with a handgun and kept her from leaving his apartment early Saturday morning.

Chad M. Gordon, 22, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery against a household member, false imprisonment, battery, criminal damage to property and interference with communication.

Accoring to police, Friday night Gordon and his 20-year-old girlfriend became involved in an argument.Sometime early Saturday morning the woman left to her apartment but, realizing she had left her purse at Gordon’s place, drove back to retrieve her belongings.

As the woman arrived at Gordon’s apartment, he confronted her at the doorway and threatened her with a handgun. During the course of the argument Gordon attempted to strangle the woman, and threw her cell phone and keys in the garbage disposal.

After Gordon settled down and fell asleep, the woman used his cell phone to call 911 and summon police. Gordon awoke and fled the apartment but was located a short while later at his sister’s home.

The victim’s physical injuries were relatively minor.

Gordon was transported to the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $19,000.
 

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