Orange police officers took a complaint regarding an assault at police HQ on Sept. 24 at 11:31 p.m.
According to the report, the victim stated that she had attempted to retrieve some belongings from her former boyfriend’s residence on Alling Road, but that while she was there, her former boyfriend threw her possessions around and choked her. He told her that he would kill her and then himself, and initially would not allow her to leave.
She was able to get away from him and came to the police station to report the incident.
Officers responded to the residence of Christopher Viera, 28, at 835 Alling Road, where he was taken into custody and charged with third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, second-degree unlawful restraint, second-degree strangulation (a felony), disorderly conduct, and second-degree criminal mischief.
Viera was released after posting $5,000 bond for court Sept. 25.