BELL COUNTY (May 6, 2014) Two Bell County men have been charged in separate incidents in which women said they were choked, one until she was unconscious.
Manuel Antonio Tobar, 33, of Harker Heights, was arrested Monday in Killeen.
The charge stems from an incident Monday near 11900 Eagle Nest Road and FM 2484 in West Bell County.
Deputies dispatched in response to a request for a welfare check found a 31-year-old woman who said her former husband had attacked her, sheriff’s Lt. Donnie Adams said.
She was taken by ambulance to Seton Hospital in Harker Heights.
Deputies determined that after she dropped her children off at school at around 7:30 a.m. Monday, the man jumped in front of her vehicle and then forced his way inside, Adams said.
They drove to the area of Eagle Nest Road and FM 2484 where the man forced his way through a gate and the vehicle came to stop in an open field, Adams said.
Then the man forced the woman out of the vehicle and choked her until she was unconscious.
After the attack, the man fled, but Killeen police later arrested him as he attempted to burglarize a house, Adams said.
Tobar was jailed on charges of aggravated kidnapping and unlawfully carrying a weapon, according to online records.
His bonds total $505,000.
Michael Kent McIlvenna, 50, was arrested Monday on the same charge, Adams said.
The complaint stems from an incident at around 9 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Cartwright Loop west of Killeen in which a woman told deputies her husband had assaulted and choked her, Adams said.