Alfonso Sanchez Jr.

Jan. 1 Odessa police arrested 34-year-old Alfonso Sanchez Jr. and charged him with assault by strangulation and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, both of which are third-degree felonies; and on 12 outstanding misdemeanor warrants. Officers responded at 8:20 p.m. Jan. 1 to the 900 block of Roxanna Avenue in reference to a disturbance. Police made contact with the 29-year-old complainant, who told them that when she stepped outside of her residence, her ex-spouse grabbed her from behind and began choking her. The woman’s ex-spouse, identified as Sanchez, placed his arm around her neck in a choke hold and began applying pressure. Sanchez then left the scene with the woman’s cell phone before officers arrived. A witness reported hearing the complainant screaming and observed her being choked. Police searched the area and found Sanchez in the area of 10th Street and Coleman Avenue. Officers found Sanchez to be in possession of a driver’s license, social security card and two debit cards that belonged to a 53-year-old woman. Sanchez told police that he had found the personal documents, which did not belong to him. Investigation revealed Sanchez had 12 outstanding misdemeanor warrants. Sanchez, 905 S. Roxanna Ave., was being held Jan. 5 at the Ector County Detention Center on $22,500 bond.