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Daniel Norita Sablan arrested in domestic-violence case

POLICE arrested a 34-year-old Kagman resident accused of repeatedly slapping and punching his girlfriend.

Daniel Norita Sablan Jr. was charged with domestic violence: assault and battery, disturbing the peace, and interfering with a domestic-violence report.

On Wednesday, Superior Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdan imposed a $5,000 cash bail on Sablan who was represented by Assistant Public Defender Cindy Nesbit. Assistant Attorney General Frances T. Demapan appeared for the government.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m. while the arraignment will be held on Dec. 18 at 9 a.m.

On Nov. 29, 2017, at 4:30 a.m., the victim said she woke up and decided to go to her mother’s house to get betel nut. The victim resided in a Kagman 3 house she shared with her boyfriend, Sablan.

She said she used Sablan’s car to go to her mother’s house. She then called her uncle to ask if he could pick her up from her mother’s residence and take her to a near-by gas station where she could buy betel nut. Her uncle agreed.

According to the victim, upon returning to her mother’s residence from the gas station, she learned that Sablan was there waiting for her. He had walked from their residence to her mother’s house.

After she introduced Sablan to her uncle, she said Sablan got into his car and waited for her.

When she got in the car, she said Sablan repeatedly slapped her even though her mouth had begun to bleed.

She said Sablan then punched her in the face causing her nose to bleed, and he continued to punch her several more times even though she asked him to stop hurting her.

After they left her mother’s residence, the victim said she tried to contact the police, but Sablan kept grabbing her phone.

She said she also took photos of her injured face and finally contacted the police. She said she told them to meet her in Kagman, but Sablan then threw out her cellphone while the car was still moving.

Instead of driving to their Kagman residence, she said Sablan drove to his parents’ house in Tanapag.

When they arrived there, she waited a few minutes before sneaking out of the house to again seek police assistance.

Sablan was about to leave when police officers arrived.

She said Sablan gave her an angry look while the police were interviewing her. She said she feared that Sablan might do something to hurt her if she told the police everything that had happened.

She said she told the police that everything was okay, and that she overreacted when she called for assistance.

At around 10 a.m. on the same day, at their Kagman house, the victim said Sablan smoked “ice” and pushed her when they began arguing again.

Fearing for her safety, she said she grabbed a kitchen knife to protect herself and told Sablan to leave her alone.

But she said Sablan grabbed her wrist and twisted it until she let go of the knife.

She said Sablan once again took her to Tanapag even though she did not want to go. She then called the police again.