Man charged with strangling wife

Officers arrested a man Sunday after he reportedly struck his wife several times and began choking her while she was trying to escape in her car.

Police were called about the assault around 3:42 a.m. Sunday in the 2400 block of Cambridge Street, where they made contact with the 28-year-old victim and her husband, 48-year-old Christopher Tedor.

After a disturbance between the two, an Odessa Police Department news release stated Tedor began punching his wife all over her body and began choking her. The woman was able to fight off Tedor and run outside to escape, but Tedor caught her just as she entered her vehicle.

Tedor reportedly began striking his wife several more times, the release detailed, before choking her a second time. Two neighbors then came out of their homes and said they were calling the police, at which point Tedor released his wife and went back inside.

Officers charged Tedor with assault by strangulation, a third-degree felony.

Jail records show Tedor was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Sunday and was released Tuesday on a $15,000 bond.