A failed attempt at reconciliation has a man facing felony assault charges after he attacked his on-again, off-again girlfriend.
The defendant, Robert Justin Luna, 30, was bound to the grand jury on the charge of aggravated domestic assault following a hearing this past week before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke. He had the charge of preventing 911 calls dismissed.
According to the victim, the couple had been sitting in a car together for hours, trying to work out their problems. However, when they could not work things out, she was ordered out of the car by Luna.
“As she was walking down Red Road, she could hear him running up from behind her,” the warrant against Luna reads. “He threw her to the ground and grabbed her hair.”
The victim reportedly pulled out a cellphone while being attacked to call for help but Luna allegedly tried to get it away from her. When he could not, the warrant says he put her in a military-style choke hold. His attack was interrupted by a motorist.
“At that time a passing motorist saw the incident and he released her,” the warrant reads. “He then ran from the scene.”
Police validated her claim of the assault by noting injuries to her elbow, arm, and swelling of her neck.