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Corrections officer arrested in domestic violence case

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CORRECTIONS Officer Brendon Atalig Manglona, 23, was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend.

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

Superior Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdan imposed a $7,500 cash bail on Manglona who was remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections.

Manglona was ordered to return to court on Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. for preliminary hearing, and on Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. for arraignment.

Assistant Public Defender Jean Nogues was appointed by the court to represent Manglona while Assistant Attorney General Erin Toolan appeared for the government.

According to the victim, when Manglona arrived at her mother’s house from work on Oct. 16, 2020, he complained that she was not affectionate toward him and accused her of cheating.

Inside their room, she said  Manglona pushed her against the wall, pinning both her shoulders with his hands as he started to apply pressure. She said she kept telling Manglona to let her go.

Manglona finally let her go when her two siblings asked if she was okay.

She said Manglona started packing his things but continued to accuse her of cheating.

Later she asked Manglona to move his vehicle so she could go to the store before it closed. She said as she was about to start her car, Manglona came out yelling at her. She said Manglona also grabbed her phone and demanded to see its contents.

She said she walked back into her room where Manglona  pushed her onto the bed, holding both shoulders and preventing her from getting up.

She said Manglona threatened to kill her if he caught her with someone else. “It shows you’re cheating by the way you are acting,” he told her.

The victim then told him,, “Get off me!”

Manglona finally let her go when her younger sibling was shouting outside.

The victim said she again tried  to go to the store, but Manglona  prevented her, saying “everywhere she goes he will follow.”

After the victim’s mother  interceded, Manglona left the house but returned 15 minutes later with his brother.

Manglona then argued with his girlfriend’s mother and challenged the girlfriend’s uncle to a fight.

The victim’s mother told him to leave as she was going to call the police.

According to the victim, two months ago on the way to Smiling Cove to go fishing, she and Manglona  argued in their car in the presence of their 1-year-old child and her minor siblings.

She said she asked Manglona to pull over so she could get out.  Manglona pulled over near the Army Reserve Center where she got out.

She said Manglona then reached into his glove compartment where he pulled out his department-issued firearm, which he pointed at her, saying, “Try me b***h.”

She said she got very scared and did not contact the police.

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