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Man accused of assaulting girlfriend

Sandusky Register Staff • Jan 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM

A Toledo man was arrested Monday after he assaulted his girlfriend so severely she required medical treatment, deputies said.

Miguel Rodriguez, 35, was charged with felonious assault and disorderly conduct intoxicated.

Another guest at Kalahari Resorts reported a disturbance in Rodriguez’s room at about 2:30 a.m. Monday, according to an Erie County deputy’s report.

When a security officer heard a physical confrontation in the room, he opened the door to find Rodriguez holding his girlfriend down on the bed, the report said.

Rodriguez’s girlfriend said the pair began arguing over text messages she received from other men, when he became upset and yanked her off the bed by her ankle, the report said.

Rodriguez then allegedly choked the woman and punched her in the face.

When deputies questioned him, Rodriguez maintained the argument never turned physical, the report said.

Medical staff arrived at a different conclusion. The woman was treated at Firelands Regional Medical Center for fractured face bones, Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said.

Rodriguez was taken to the Erie County jail. He remains there without bond, Sigsworth said.

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