12-18-17 Arrest of the Day
Odessa Police arrested Marvin Aroldo Perez-Cruz, date of birth 03/27/1985, on 12-15-17 at approximately 2201 hours for Assault by Strangulation (Family Violence) Felony 3”. Officers responded to the 900 block of Rebecca in reference to a disturbance. Officers made contact with the 35-year-old complainant and her husband, identified as Perez-Cruz.
Investigation revealed that after both subjects got into an argument, Perez-Cruz turned off all of the lights to the residence and approached the complainant while she was sitting down on the couch. Perez-Cruz took off his belt and placed it around the complainant's throat, making her unable to breathe.
The complainant advised that when she attempted to push Perez-Cruz off of her by placing her fingers in his mouth, he bit her right hand. Officers observed injuries on the complainant’s neck that were consistent with being choked with a belt. Perez-Cruz was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the ECLEC.