ELKO – Elko police arrested Mario H. Benavides of Elko on a charge of domestic battery this weekend.

Officers responded to a call from a female victim at the residence of 1040 A St. The victim reported a complaint of neck and back pain from a fall. After further investigation by officers, the victim’s injuries were determined as a result of battery and domestic violence from Benavides. These injuries also include attempts at strangulation, according Lt. Mike Palhegyi of the Elko Police Department.

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Benavides, 35, also allegedly attempted to prohibit the female victim from contacting police and emergency personnel by taking away her cellphone, according to Lt. Palhegyi.

Benavides was arrested on a second offense of domestic battery, and has bail set at $5,140.

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