A 35-year-old man accused of trying to choke his wife during an argument is facing a felony assault charge in Killeen.
Eric Rivera-Vega was arraigned by Bell County Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin on Thursday on a charge of assault of a family or household member by strangulation. Rivera-Vega’s wife told police she and her husband were arguing in their apartment on Twin Creek Drive on May 17 when he slapped her.
Rivera-Vega then grabbed her by the throat with both hands and squeezed, according to an arrest affidavit.
The woman said she almost lost consciousness, and tried to remind Rivera-Vega to think about their young child but “couldn’t get all the words out.”
Rivera-Vega eventually released her, and she called 911, an affidavit stated.
Potvin set Rivera-Vega’s bail at $100,000.
Potvin also arraigned the following individuals on unrelated charges Thursday:
- Wayne Allan Grant Jr., 36, on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, 1 gram or more, but less than 4 grams. Grant’s bail was set at $30,000.
- Carmen Shyvonne Perry, 36, on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger. Perry’s bail was set at $30,000.