A 34-year-old man was arrested after police say he punched his ex-girlfriend and choked her.
Adrian Lopez Griner was charged with assault by strangulation or suffocation (family violence), a third-degree felony, driving while license invalid, a class B misdemeanor and leaving the scene of an accident, a class B misdemeanor.
The reported assault happened around 8 p.m. Feb. 13 in the 2100 block of W. 7th Street, according to an Odessa Police Department probable cause affidavit.
The complainant, identified as Yuvicela Villa Madrid, told police her ex-boyfriend, Griner, had punched her in the face multiple times and used his hands to choke her and impede her breathing. Officers saw injuries to Madrid’s face and neck that are consistent with her statements.
Officers located Griner operating his white 2019 GMC pickup in the area of W. 2nd Street and Kelly Avenue, the affidavit stated. Officers arrested Griner for assault by strangulation or suffocation.
Further investigation showed that Griner left the scene and damaged Luis Alberto Lujan’s red 2021 GMC Yukon with his GMC pickup, the affidavit detailed. Griner was also operating a motor vehicle on an invalid driver’s license with prior convictions on Dec. 15, 2017 and Nov. 30, 2016.
Griner was booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center on Feb. 13, jail records show. He had three bonds totaling $21,000 and he posted bail on Feb. 14.