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Mountain View man arrested on attempted murder charges

 

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect charges filed by the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office

Police arrested a 26-year-old Mountain View man early Monday morning on a slew of charges including attempted murder after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and attempted to choke her during a domestic dispute.

Police received reports of a woman screaming at an apartment complex near the intersection of California Street and Ortega Avenue around 1:40 a.m. After officers separated the couple, the victim told police that the man had assaulted her nearly three hours earlier, and allegedly kicked her, hit her in the face, pointed a pellet gun at her and attempted to choke her, according to police. He also allegedly took her cellphone and prevented her from leaving, police said.

The victim, fearing for her life, was eventually able to escape the apartment and run outside, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. She suffered injuries to her face and neck as well as cuts to her lower body.

The attack reportedly occurred after the man became upset that she didn't pick up the phone when he called, prompting an argument over the phone, the victim told police. The man reportedly became "increasingly agitated" throughout the evening, eventually attacking the victim, Nelson said.

The man, whose name is being withheld by the Voice to protect the identity of the victim, is being held without bail on several charges including attempted murder, false imprisonment, brandishing a weapon, criminal threats and corporal injury to a cohabitant. He was also arrested for preventing the victim from calling police using her cellphone, Nelson said.

The victim told police she had experienced similar attacks in the past, but did not contact police out of fear that the suspect would hurt her or her family.

The Santa Clara County District attorney's office has since filed attempted murder charges against the suspect, as well as assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, felony criminal threats and felony false imprisonment, according to Deputy District Attorney Charles Huang.

The suspect has been appointed a public defender, will remain in custody until a plea hearing on Nov. 7.

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