Walla Walla Police Make Assault Arrest Early Sunday Morning

Walla Walla Police arrest a well-known gang member early Sunday morning, who allegedly attempted to strangle his girlfriend.

23-year-old Steven Garcia was taken into custody around 3AM following the fight.  Police arrived at the couple's Wilbur Street apartment to find the 21 year old victim's neck covered in bruises.  She was taken to a local hospital, and treated for her injuries.

During the altercation, the victim's cell phone was destroyed, preventing her from calling for help. 

Two young children witnessed the attack.

Garcia could face charges of assault, malicious mischief, and preventing reporting of domestic abuse.