Boyfriend arrested for assault on girlfriend

Boyfriend arrested for assault on girlfriend
Photo courtesy of Harlinge PD
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 1:58pm

Harlingen police arrested a man who assaulted his girlfriend during an argument.

On Friday, May 3, police responded to the 700 block of Sonesta Court in reference to an assault.

The female victim told police that her boyfriend, Andrew Lawrence Garcia, 19, had punched her twice in the face with a closed fist leaving her with a swollen cheek and a bloody nose.

On Wednesday, May 8, US Marshals apprehended Garcia and transported him to Harlingen police for processing.

Garcia had two previous convictions of assault family violence cases against him, which in turn enhanced the current charge to 3rd degree felony.

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