A Chacon man is accused of beating up his wife after drinking, state police said.
Roger Romero, 48, was charged with four counts of aggravated battery against a household member and interference with communications.
According to Magistrate Court documents, Romero kicked his wife out of his home after beating her up on May 13.
State police officers went to Romero’s house and knocked on the door, but no one answered. Because of a history of domestic violence and the possibility of a 3-year-old daughter being inside, the officers unlocked the residence and checked on the family’s welfare, records state.
Romero was asleep in a bedroom. He told the officers that he didn’t know where his wife and daughter were, but suspected that they were at his mother-in-law’s place next door. He was right.
The wife told the police that her husband had been drinking and accused her of seeing other men. She said Romero had pulled her hair and used pepper spray on her face, court records state.
She reported that Romero had held her down and choked her with his hand, state police said. She tried to call for help, but Romero allegedly yanked the wire out of the phone in the bedroom.
The police said she had redness on her neck and bruising on her left arm.
Romero told officers that he used pepper spray in the bathroom to harm his wife, but didn’t spray her in the face, according to court documents. He also acknowledged to pulling the wire out of the phone, police said.
Romero was arrested, and his cash-only bond was set at $15,000.