A Perry woman was arrested Monday night after allegedly strangling her roommate in the course of a dispute.
Araceli Gallardo, 19, of 3307 McKinley St., Perry, was charged with false imprisonment and domestic abuse assault impeding flow of air/blood.
The incident began about 7:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of McKinley Street, where officers of the Perry Police Department responded to a report of a domestic disturbance.
The officers made contact with the victim, who told the officers that she was putting Gallardo’s belongings “outside of their apartment into the hall because she wanted her to leave” when Gallardo “rushed at her,” according to court records.
The victim told the officers that she was “taken to the ground, punched at and strangled by” Gallardo, according to court records. She said that Gallardo “had been choking her earlier in the day as well and stated, ‘You’re not going anywhere, bitch!'” according to court records.
A witness “confirmed that she saw this take place and got between them to stop the fight,” according to court records.
The officers observed on the victim “red marks” and “tiny red dots on her neck and bruising on her arms,” according to court records.
Gallardo was held in the Dallas County Jail prior to her release on her own recognizance. She is scheduled for arraignment Oct. 28 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.