Man arrested in Sunday assault on woman in Walla Walla

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WALLA WALLA -- An area man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of second-degree assault following an attack on a woman in a domestic violence case, authorities said.

Daniel Jimenez, 32, of 621 E. Alder St., was booked into Walla Walla County Jail following the attack, which was reported Friday. City police officers were called to a grassy area near the 900 block of East Alder Street about 7:25 p.m. after witnesses reported seeing a man and woman fighting outdoors. The man had left the area by the time officers arrived.

Jimenez is accused of lying on top of the woman while choking and punching her. The fight is believed to have also occurred in the woman's apartment, where officers found broken windows and two broken telephones.

On Sunday, an officer detained Jimenez during a traffic stop, where Jimenez was the passenger. The officer recognized Jimenez in connection with the assault, asked him to step out of the vehicle, and placed him under arrest shortly after, police said.

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