Alamo Colleges District police officer charged with felony strangulation

Marlon Go, 36, was arrested in Helotes

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HELOTES, Texas – Alamo Colleges officials confirmed Tuesday that an officer from its police department was taken into custody on a felony family violence charge.

Marlon Go, 36, was arrested around 1 p.m. in the 10000 block of Amberg Path in Helotes.

Go was taken into custody by Bexar County sheriff’s deputies on a family violence-strangulation charge, according to booking records.

He is now on administrative leave from the Alamo Colleges District pending an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department, an Alamo Colleges official confirmed.

The Alamo Colleges Police Department is also conducting an internal investigation.

A warrant obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders Tuesday afternoon states that Go and his estranged wife slapped one another Sunday after the woman found Go's girlfriend inside their home.

The woman told investigators she then broke Go's watch, prompting him to put her in a choke hold by encircling his arms around the victim's neck and applying pressure.

The victim said she began to feel faint and could not talk, yell or breathe, according to the warrant.

After Go released her from the hold, the woman tried to leave the home but was dragged back into it by Go after she tried to call 911, the warrant states.

Monday, the victim was admitted to an emergency room after being unable to move her neck and had significant bruising to her throat, head, arms and legs, according to the warrant.

A spokesperson with the district said Go has been employed as a police officer in the patrol division since May 2013.


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Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined the KSAT 12 Defenders in 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat. He provides restaurant health reports for KSAT's "Behind the Kitchen Door." Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.

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