Man arrested for assaulting ex-wife

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THE Department of Public Safety has arrested Eduardo Manahan after his minor son reported that the defendant hit his mother over an argument about a child tax credit check.

Detective Freddie Guerrero, in his complaint and affidavit of probable cause, stated that DPS responded to a domestic violence complaint on Aug. 28 at about 11:32 a.m.

Guerrero said a minor told police that his father, Manahan, had hit his mother.

Prior to the incident, the victim said Manahan, who is her ex-husband, arrived at her home in Gualo Rai and asked her to sign the child tax credit check, but she refused because she has custody of their children.

Moreover, she said, Manahan did not provide her a share of the economic stimulus payment he received in May.

Manahan told police that his ex-wife then took the child tax credit check and put it into her pocket.

He said he grabbed his ex-wife in an attempt to take the check back.

The victim said Manahan squeezed both of her arms tightly, then turned her around while holding both of her wrists behind her back.

She said he then proceeded to shove her head downwards in the direction of her knees while shouting at his minor son to get the check from his mother’s pocket.

The victim said she told her children to call the police, adding that she felt so much pain in the lower part of her head, her nape and her biceps.

She said after his failed attempts to get the check from her, Manahan picked up an electric fan and threw it on the ground, causing the metal blades to break,

The minor children of the couple took photos of the altercation, police said.

Superior Court Associate Judge Kenneth L. Govendo on Thursday granted Manahan’s request to be released to a third-party custodian after posting a $1,000 unsecured bond.

Judge Govendo also ordered the third-party custodian to arrange and supervise child visitation between Manahan and his ex-wife.

Court documents did not indicate the relationship of Manahan to the third-party custodian.

Manahan was represented by Assistant Public Defender Vina Seelam while Assistant Attorney General Samantha Vickery appeared for the government.

Manahan was charged with assault and battery, and disturbing the peace.

He is scheduled to return to court for arraignment on Sept. 21 at 9 a.m.







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