Jeremiah Reyes Of Casper Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Assault
A Casper man has admitted to beating his girlfriend for two hours in a residence.
Jeremiah Reyes has pleaded guilty to one charge of aggravated assault, and one charge of domestic battery, and no contest to one charge of strangulation of a household member.
Through an interview with the victim, investigators with the Casper Police Department say in middle October 2016, the victim was sleeping when she was awakened by Reyes, who was in a rage about text messages he had found on her phone.
Among the things that Reyes did in the attack, included forcefully slamming the victim’s body against a wall multiple times, punching her, preventing her from getting to a phone to call for help and threatened to kill her, her dogs and then hang himself.
The victim said Reyes also strangled her on five occasions, during the course of two hours.
When Reyes had to use the restroom, the victim took the opportunity to escape.
Officers observed injuries on the victim’s neck that were consistent with being gripped forcefully.
Preliminary tests showed that she had a brain bleed.
When police arrived at Reyes’ residence, he did not respond, but he was later taken into custody, after officers obtained a search warrant.
Investigators found blood in various locations of the residence.
Reyes refused to answer any questions about what had happened.
As part of a plea deal prosecutors dropped their pursuit of habitual criminal status, and will seek no more than a six-to-15 year prison sentence (Four-to-10 years for the aggravated assault charge, followed by two-to-five years for the strangulation charge. The domestic battery charge is a misdemeanor, and whatever sentence he receives for that, will be served concurrently or at the same time with the other charges).
Reyes is being held without bond and will be sentenced at a later date.