A woman accused her boyfriend of putting her in a choke hold after punching her while she was driving in the 2300 block of University Drive on Saturday, according to a police report.
The woman told police that as she drove, the two began arguing, and her boyfriend became angry. He allegedly began punching her and yanking the steering wheel.
The woman pulled the car over and drove into the parking lot of a nearby grocery store, where she attempted to flee, according to the police report.
She told police that as she attempted to flee the car, her boyfriend placed her in a choke hold.
She convinced her boyfriend that she needed to run to a friend’s apartment to let her friend’s dogs out, according to the report.
She drove to the apartment complex and ran into the apartment and locked the door. The woman’s friend called police, and police interviewed the boyfriend and arrested him.
According to the police report, he admitted assaulting his girlfriend.
The man was charged with assault and family violence and unlawful restraint.
2700 block of West University Drive — A woman reported that she was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday, telling police that an unknown man took her purse and fled on foot.
No arrests were made at the time the report was filed and the case is still open.
5300 block of McKinney Street — A man told police Saturday morning that he believes his ex-wife’s new girlfriend scratched the paint on his vehicle, according to a police report.
Police were dispatched to the man’s residence in reference to a vehicle being keyed. The man told police that he believes the incident occurred between late Friday and late Saturday.
No arrests were made at the time the report was filed, but the case is still open.
900 block of West Eagle Drive — A man was arrested on Saturday for assaulting his girlfriend, who called police and accused her boyfriend of physically abusing her.
The woman called police at 4:25 a.m. and police interviewed both the woman and her boyfriend.
The boyfriend was charged with assault and causing bodily injury to a family member.
— John D. Harden
Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.