10-26-17 Arrest of the Day
Odessa Police arrested Ambrose Defranco, date of birth 10/01/1993, on 10-24-17 at approximately 2106 hours for Assault by Strangulation (Family Violence) “3rd Degree Felony”. Officers responded to the 1000 block of Maple in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 19-year-old female and her boyfriend, identified as Defranco.
Investigation revealed that after both subjects got into an argument, Defranco grabbed and pulled his girlfriend to the ground. Defranco grabbed his girlfriend’s throat and placed his other hand over her mouth and nose. The girlfriend advised that she was unable to breathe on multiple occasions while Defranco was choking her.
An independent witness advised that they observed Defranco placing his girlfriend into a full nelson chokehold and frag her across the ground. Officers observed the girlfriend to have bodily injury on her right shoulder and mouth. The girlfriend also had scratch marks and a hand print on her throat and neck. Defranco was charged and arrested accordingly.