Georgetown man arrested on strangulation, offensive touching charges

Hector Lucas Sandoval, 23, Georgetown

A Georgetown man is facing multiple charges in connection to a domestic incident where he is accused of pushing his girlfriend, strangling her and covering her mouth.

According to Georgetown Police, officers responded early Sunday morning to a physical domestic dispute on Albury Avenue. On scene police say they found a woman who alerted police that her boyfriend assaulted her.

Police say they learned that the boyfriend, identified as 23-year-old Hector Lucas-Sandoval, reportedly arrived at the couple's home intoxicated and got into an argument with the victim. The argument then became violent, police said, with Lucas-Sandoval reportedly shoving the victim to the ground, wrapping a shirt around her neck and strangling her. He additionally covered her mouth with his hand, restricting her breathing further, officials said.

The woman freed herself by biting and scratching at Lucas-Sandoval, police said. The couple's infant child was present in the home during the incident.

Though Lucas-Sandoval fled the home before officers arrived, he was arrested later in the day when he returned and attempted hiding in a bedroom, police said.

Lucas-Sandoval is charged with offensive touching, strangulation and endangering the welfare of a child. He has been committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of a secured bond.

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