Man attacked woman, police say

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By David Giuliani

A Las Vegas man is accused of attacking a woman and threatening her with a gun while her children were in their bedrooms, state police said.

Peter Salazar, 32, 2033-1/2 Grand Ave., was arrested on a number of charges.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court, state police officers arrived around 1 a.m. Monday and saw a woman leaving her Serafina house with blood smears on her face, chest and pants   legs. She told the officers that Salazar was in the house with a gun, police said.

The officers captured Salazar, who said he didn’t remember much because he had blacked out, the complaint states.

The woman told officers that Salazar hadn’t lived in the house for a month or so. She said he had been texting her, asking what other man she had been with, the complaint states.

According to court documents, the alleged victim went to sleep, but when she awakened, she found Salazar standing over her, pointing to her phone, asking, “Who is he? Who is he?”

The woman ran out of the house, but Salazar caught her and dragged her back in, getting hold of her shirt, police said. She was able to get out of her shirt and call the police.

One of her children was sleeping when officers arrived, while another was lying in bed awake.

The complaint states that Salazar admits to going into the house without permission. But he said he still had a key and that many of his belongings were still there. He said the woman was sleeping when he got her phone and found a Denver man’s phone number, police said. He then admitted to confronting her with that information, police said.

The allegedly intoxicated Salazar told officers that he hadn’t laid a hand on the woman over the course of an eight-year relationship.

Magistrate Judge Philip Romero set a $50,000 cash-only bond for Salazar.

Salazar is charged with assault against a household member, breaking and entering, false imprisonment, criminal damage to property, criminal trespass and negligent use of a deadly weapon.

In late October, Salazar was charged with domestic violence. That case remains in Magistrate Court.