Jonathan Ruiz charged in assault of wife and mother-in-law

Jonathan Ruiz charged in assault of wife and mother-in-law

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25-year-old Jonathan Ruiz was jailed Sunday morning after assaulting his wife and mother-in-law on Amaile Drive. Elena Garcia told police That Jonathan was upset because his wife Paola Garcia had called the police on him earlier that night. Elena heard her daughter yelling for help and entered a room where she witnessed Jonathan strangling her. When she tried to intervene, Jonathan hit her in the mouth, causing it to bleed. He then pushed Paola to the floor and started strangling Elena from behind with his arm, but she was able to scratch his neck and arms to get him to let go. Paola stated that her husband strangled her for a couple of seconds, causing her neck to hurt. Jonathan denied strangling anyone but was placed into custody based on the victim’s statements and injuries.

Jonathan Ruiz (MNPD)
Jonathan Ruiz (MNPD)

Jonathan Ruiz was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on October 22nd, charged with two counts of aggravated assault. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $16,000.

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