PD: Phoenix man accused of striking teen with broomstick

PD: Phoenix man accused of striking teen with broomstick
Posted at 1:30 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 16:30:00-04

A Phoenix man is accused of punching and kicking one teenager and hitting another with a broomstick. 

Phoenix police report that on September 15, they arrested 38-year-old Omar Veleta Gonzalez at his home near 43rd Avenue and Baseline Road. 

Police say a teenage girl was punched, kicked and choked by Gonzalez because he was unhappy with the girl's boyfriend.

As police investigated, they reportedly found a separate incident where Gonzalez allegedly struck the girl's younger sibling with a broomstick. 

It was reported that Gonzalez struck the young teen so many times the broomstick broke.

Gonzalez has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault. 

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