On Dec. 10, Christopher Benitez and his girlfriend were fighting each other, close enough to children that the children were in danger, Sgt. Richard Ferrera of the Caldwell Police Department said Sunday.
Paramedics came to treat the woman, but it’s unclear whether she went to the hospital, Ferrera said. The extent of her injuries and her current medical state were unknown.
Two days later, a warrant was issued for Benitez’s arrest. He was arrested last week and charged with domestic battery and causing a traumatic injury to the victim, Ferrera said.
He was also charged with causing injury to the children because the fight took place so close to them, Ferrera said.
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Benitez was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery in 2014, according to online court records, but the charge was changed to disturbing the peace, and Benitez pleaded guilty.