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Alejandro Taylor charged in quarrel with girlfriend, Nattaly Arana, over Facebook, cell phone

Published On: Nov 06 2012 04:16:15 PM EST

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A man was arrested for attacking his girlfriend after they quarreled over her new Facebook account and her refusal to turn over her cell phone to him, officials said.

Alejandro G. Taylor roughed up and then choked Nattaly Arana in his car while it was parked near Third Avenue and West Union Boulevard in Bethlehem at about 3:40 p.m. Monday, officials said.

Taylor and Arana began arguing in Taylor's car earlier in the parking lot of Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St., Bethlehem, officials said, adding that Taylor was upset Arana had set up a Facebook account and insisted Arana turn over her $400 iPhone to him.

When Arana refused and left the car, Taylor got out, pushed her, grabbed the phone and went back inside his vehicle, with Arana following him, officials said.

Taylor drove off, and after after attacking Arana, he took her back to her car in the school parking lot, but kept the cell phone, officials said.

Taylor, 19, of 52 W. Spruce St., Bethlehem, was arraigned on charges of assault, reckless endangerment, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $5,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 12.