Man Charged For Assault And Unlawful Restraint

WACO (January 7, 2014) A Waco man was held Tuesday in the McLennan County Jail following his arrest for assaulting his girlfriend and holding her against her will.

Juan Alvarado, Jr., 32, was facing charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threat family violence, unlawful restraint and possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces, jail records showed Tuesday morning.

Alvarado had not yet seen a justice of the peace for arraignment and bond, a jail records clerk said.

Alvarado was arrested early Monday after his girlfriend reported she had been assaulted at a Waco residence and held there against her will, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Police were called to an apartment in the 3100 block of Lake Shore Drive where a woman reported she had been held since about 10 p.m. Sunday through Monday morning after she had gone there to retrieve some personal items.

A man at the apartment, said to be her boyfriend, would not allow her to leave, assaulted her and threatened her with an axe, Swanton said.

Later in the morning when one of the man’s friends came over, the woman was able to get away and call police, Swanton said.

Police went to the address later that day and arrested a man.

Officers also found baggies of what they believe to be marijuana in his pockets, Swanton said.

The victim did not require medical attention, Swanton said.

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