Man accused of assaulting woman

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By David Giuliani

A Las Vegas man is accused of threatening a woman with a knife and striking her after they left a bar and went home.

Roland Romero, 23, 1204 First St., was arrested on charges of aggravated assault of a household member and battery against a household member.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court, the two on Wednesday had gone to Leger’s bar, where they had a couple of drinks. They started to drive around and then got into an argument.

When the two got home in the 500 block of Porter Street, Romero allegedly became upset and pinned her against the bed. The woman told officers that she didn’t resist much because she didn’t want to wake up her parents, who live in the house.

When she tried to calm down Romero, he put his hands around her throat and began to strangle her, according to the complaint. He pulled out a pocketknife, and she felt the edge of the blade against her skin, police said.

She went into the bathroom and pretended to be washing her face, but phoned her sister to pick her up. When she got out the bathroom, her parents walked into the room and Romero fled.

Police noticed that the woman had redness on her neck, swelling to the left side of her face and a bump on her forehead.

Romero acknowledged the two had an argument but denied touching her, the complaint states. He said he had been attacked by the woman’s brother and two other men.

Romero’s bond was set at $7,000.

According to online court records, Romero pleaded guilty to aggravated domestic battery in 2006 in Las Vegas. The victim was a different woman.