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Man arrested, accused of choking girlfriend in fight

by Minden Press-Herald


Minden police have arrested a man on a warrant after his former girlfriend accused him of domestic abuse battery.

Luis Miguel Trujillo, 28, of the 100 block of Homer Road, was arrested Friday, Sept. 25, on a warrant for domestic abuse battery with strangulation. Minden police chief Steve Cropper says Trujillo was arrested under Gwen’s Law, which means he is incarcerated without bond until a hearing can take place to determine bond, if any.

Cropper says the incident occurred Saturday, Aug. 8, when his former girlfriend told police he’d tried to strangle her during an argument.

“On Aug. 12, Officer First Class Jeremy Sitter took a report from Mr. Trujillo’s ex-girlfriend,” Cropper said. “The victim indicated that he’d strangled her and said the fight started because she would not allow drugs to be delivered to her residence.”

Cropper went on to say the victim stated the two had gotten into an argument because she would not go get pills from a vehicle in the driveway.

“The victim stated they began to argue and he tried to swing at her but missed,” he said.

“She tried to use a mattress to protect herself. Mr. Trujillo grabbed her legs and pulled her through the house. The victim stated she started to get weak, and that’s when he began to choke her. She did not lose consciousness.”

Cropper says she told police she waited to file charges because she was afraid of him, but she made him pack his belongings and move from the residence.

The case was turned over to Minden police detective Lt. Keith King Jr., who obtained a warrant for Trujillo’s arrest. According to the police report, Trujillo was brought to the police department from Ohio by U.S. Transport.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, Trujillo was advised of his rights and questioned about the incident. He was then transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center for booking.

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