Portland Police Arrest Man for Domestic Violence After he Chokes Victim Using his Dreadlocks

Portland Police Arrest Man for Domestic Violence After he Chokes Victim Using his Dreadlocks

January 07, 2013 15:55

  

On Monday January 7, 2013, at 2:28 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to a residence in the 3200 block of Southeast 22nd Avenue on the report of a domestic assault.

Officers arrived and spoke to the adult female victim who told police that her boyfriend assaulted her and choked her with his dread-locked hair. The victim provided a good description of the suspect and officers canvassing the neighborhood located the man and took him into custody.

The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to numerous, non-life-threatening injuries.

32-year-old Caleb Grotberg was charged with Kidnap in the Second Degree, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Menacing, and Strangulation; all Domestic Violence felony crimes.

Grotberg was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Tuesday.

Domestic violence crimes in progress should be immediately reported to 9-1-1. There are 24-hour resources and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence available on the Portland Women's Crisis Line at (503) 235-5333 or toll-free at 1-888-235-5333.

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