By Caleb Hutton
A Bellingham man accused of sitting on his girlfriend, breaking her glasses and biting her face was arrested this weekend at their apartment.
Police believe Gabriel Victor Lewis, 27, came home to his apartment in the 2900 block of Alderwood Avenue after spending the evening out on the town Friday, March 1.
He got into an argument with his 23-year-old girlfriend. She tried to leave, but he slammed her down on the couch and sat on her, said Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young. Over the course of the assault, he allegedly took her cell phone away, broke her glasses and choked her.
She showed the cops some apparent bite marks on her face. She didn’t need immediate medical treatment.
Lewis was booked into jail about an hour after the first 911 call. He’s accused of second-degree domestic violence assault.
Police are still searching for a man who pushed a woman down a stairwell last week.
A woman in her 40s reported the 29-year-old man — whom she knew — pushed her down the stairs at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at an apartment in the 4600 block of Wade Street, Young said.
She didn’t suffer any injuries that needed treatment at the hospital, but it’s considered a felony assault.
The suspect left the scene before police arrived. Officers have probable cause to arrest the man but haven’t released his name. That might change if detectives have trouble tracking him down.