Husband, wife charged with assaulting each other

A 38-year-old man and his 36-year-old wife were arrested after they assaulted each other.

Gabriel Hernandez, 38, was charged with assault to family or household member by impeding breathing or circulation (family violence), a third-degree felony, while Topazio Natividad, 36, was charged with assault (family violence), a class A misdemeanor.

The reported assaults happened at 3:25 a.m. Sept. 14 in the 1300 block of E. 51st Street, an Odessa Police Department probable cause affidavit stated.

Hernandez reportedly told police he woke up his wife to confront her about inappropriate texts. He stated things blew up and she attacked him and he had to throw her off of him multiple times, but didn’t provide a clear explanation for the series of physical events that happened between them.

Police saw that Hernandez had multiple bite marks on his right arm, the middle of his back, scratches on his head, arms and chest, a busted bloody mouth and red marks on his body, the affidavit stated.

Natividad reportedly had a bloody right pinky finger from her fake nail, scratches on her arms, right neck and back. She stated that she awoke to Hernandez hitting her and that he choked her to the point she couldn’t breathe, therefore she defended herself. Natividad also couldn’t verbally provide a clear explanation for the series of physical events.

Jasmin Miranda, the eldest daughter of Natividad, stated she saw them both equally physically fighting each other and Natividad tried to get her phone away from Hernandez, the affidavit stated.

Hernandez and Natividad were each arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. Hernandez has one bond totaling $6,000 and he was still in custody as of Wednesday afternoon, jail records show. Natividad had one bond totaling $2,500 and she posted bail on Wednesday.