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Police: Jose M. Gonzalez-Martinez assaulted girlfriend in Bethlehem, also facing drug charge

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Dec 26 2012 05:32:46 PM CST
Marijuana joint
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

A man who was arrested for punching his girlfriend repeatedly on Christmas Day is also facing a drug charge, officials said.

Jose M. Gonzalez-Martinez was found to have marijuana in a bedroom where he keeps his things at 1120 Dover Lane, Bethlehem, as police were investigating a report that he had struck Ada Feliciano in the face several times with a closed fist and knocked her to the floor at about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, officials said.

Gonzalez-Martinez admitted that he smoked pot and that the marijuana cigarette butts in his room were his, officials said.

Gonzalez-Martinez and Feliciano were arguing over the cleanliness of their children's room when things turned physical, officials said, adding that Feliciano had knuckle marks on the left side of her face, under her eye and on her forehead when police arrived.

Gonzalez-Martinez, 32, of 1305 Livingston St., Bethlehem, was arraigned on assault, harassment and drug possession charges and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $15,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Jan. 4.