Man caught after choking girlfriend

James Ortiz, 20, charged with assault

Booking photo for James Ortiz.
Booking photo for James Ortiz.

SAN ANTONIO – James Ortiz, 20, was arrested Tuesday after police said he choked his girlfriend after an argument.

Police said Ortiz and his girlfriend were fighting and she wanted to leave. They said he drove her to an unknown street in his neighborhood and dropped her off.

Investigators said Ortiz grabbed his girlfriend's phone and ran off. She chased after him and that's when police said Ortiz began to choke her.

Someone nearby saw what was happening and ran over to help, prompting Ortiz to run away.

He has since been arrested and charged with assault.