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Man arrested for strangulation after dispute

A 52 year old man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to strangle his live-in girlfriend, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Joe Crider said.

May 30 around 7:50 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of West Dixie Street in reference to a disturbance. A 33-year-old womanreported she was in a verbal altercation with Wilfred Marquez, 52.

The woman reported Marquez became upset when she began gathering items in preparation of moving out. She had lived with Marquez for several weeks.

She would not speak to Marquez and when she moved to the bedroom area, Marquez grabbed her about the throat area forcibly. The woman reported she felt as if she could not breathe for several seconds. Marquez threw her onto the bed, which she rolled off of and through an open bedroom window.

She complained of pain and officers observed redness about her throat and neck area.

Police spoke with Marquez who reported he had asked the woman to leave his apartment. He said he began collecting her items and placing them on the door stoop. She became upset and began pushing him and grabbed Marquez about the neck area.

Marquez reported sticking his arms out in front of him and using them as a shield. He said that at that point, the female yelled and called 911.

After reviewing injuries on the victim, officers determined they were not consistent with Marquez’s reports of using his arms as a shield. There were scratch marks on Marquez where the woman reported having tried to defend herself. His injuries remained consistent with the female’s story that she had tried to fight him off.

Marquez was arrested for felony strangulation.

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