On April 9th the Lander Police Department dispatched officers to a residence in response to a female that had been assaulted.
LPD reported in court documents that upon entering the home they found a female with redness and swelling on her kneecap and feet, bruising on her shoulder, scrapes on her elbow, and redness on her forehead and neck.
The woman told police that 24-year-old Isaiah Trujillo had, “grabbed her and flung her to the floor.” Trujillo then proceeded to, “grab her by the right hip and hair, lift her clear off the floor and throw her from the kitchen into the living room.” The woman continued that Trujillo picked her up by the hair and threw her down several times while shouting expletives.
Trujillo is then accused of grabbing the woman from behind in a choke hold and squeezing her throat until she passed out. The woman said she had, “blacked out” at least twice during the encounter. After becoming alert, the woman was able to escape out the home’s front door and run to a neighbor for assistance. Trujillo ran away from the house at that point.
LPD began a search for Trujillo and located him on foot on North First Street.
Officers gave Trujillo commands to stop, which he ignored. An LPD officer then displayed his Taser and ordered Trujillo on the ground, but he continued to refuse. Additional officers gave 5 to 6 more commands for Isaiah to, “get on the ground.” After refusing those commands, an LPD officer deployed his Taser, which immediately dropped the man to the ground. LPD placed him under arrest at that point.
Trujillo is facing one count of “strangulation of a household member,” one count of, “domestic battery,” and one count of “interference with a peace officer.”
The three charges could result in a maximum penalty of 11 years 6 months of imprisonment and fines of up to $1,750.
Trujillo is currently awaiting trial.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.