Man arrested on family violence charges involving wife, child

Odessa police arrested a man early Sunday morning after he reportedly pinned down his wife and choked a nine-year-old child.

Beauchan Bergen, 42, was arrested at about 1 a.m. Sunday after a disturbance in the 2700 block of Keystone Drive.

An Odessa police release stated that Bergen came home from a concert highly intoxicated, breaking a beer bottle on the kitchen table before grabbing his wife, pushing her down and pinning her down. When the child tried to protect his mother, Bergen grabbed him by the throat with one hand and began choking him, the release stated.

The wife, 40, then ran to a nearby residence to call police.

Bergen was arrested, charged and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center, with bonds totaling $25, 371. Records indicated Bergen was still in custody Tuesday morning.