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Police: Man Struck, Choked Girlfriend

Judge previously issued protective order against him following alleged assault of same woman in December.

A city man faces assault and strangulation charges after allegedly attacking his girlfriend in her residence Thursday night.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Cotto said officers were dispatched to a West Cedar St. address at 9:54 p.m. on a report of a domestic dispute occurring there. She said when they arrived they encountered a man and a woman with blood on their faces.

The pair were separated and the woman, Cotto said, told an officer the man, later identified as Jorge Urquidi-Gongora, had punched her and strangled her so she couldn’t breath.

The woman also said Urquidi-Gongora broke a window of her car as she tried to leave.

Urquidi-Gongora told the officers he was nauseous and his arm hurt, so he was taken to Norwalk Hospital.

Cotto said a judge had placed a restraining order against Urquidi-Gongora after he allegedly also assaulted the woman last Dec. 31.

Urquidi-Gongora, 28, of 18 Osborn Ave., was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, violation of a protective order, disorderly conduct, and third-degree criminal mischief.

He was held on $50,000 bond and was to appear in court Friday.

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