Police: Man Arrested After Trying To Strangle Girlfriend


Georgetown – Georgetown Police have arrested a man for Offensive Touching, Strangulation, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to Public Information Officer Detective Joey Melvin.

Melvin said in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 4, 2017, Georgetown Police were dispatched to a physical domestic complaint on Albury Ave. Upon arrival, officers contacted the victim and learned that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, according to Melvin.

Officers learned that the victim’s boyfriend arrived home intoxicated and a verbal argument ensued. The argument escalated when the victim’s boyfriend allegedly shoved her to the ground and proceeded to use a t-shirt to wrap around the victim’s neck and strangled the victim, said Melvin.  As the suspect strangled the victim, he covered her mouth with his hand to further restrict her breathing, added Melvin.

The victim eventually freed herself from the suspect by biting and scratching him. During the assault of the victim, the victim and boyfriend’s infant daughter was present in the residence.

The victim’s boyfriend had fled the residence prior to the arrival of Georgetown Officers, according to Melvin. Officers responded to the victim’s residence later the same day and located the boyfriend who was attempting to hide in a bedroom, said Melvin. The boyfriend was taken into custody without incident.

Hector Lucas-Sandoval, 23, of Georgetown was arrested for Offensive Touching, Strangulation, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Lucas-Sandoval was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of Secured bond.

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