Correctional officer accused of trying to kill girlfriend

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - In Bakersfield, a California state correctional officer was arrested Monday morning following allegations that he tried to kill his girlfriend.

On Monday at about 3:20 a.m., Bakersfield police officers were sent to the 12000 block of Cherry Valley Ave.  regarding an unknown situation with a female screaming and sounds of a struggle.

Officers said they found that Alfred Hernandez, 43, and his girlfriend got into an argument.

While his girlfriend tried to leave, officers said the two began to struggle and Hernandez prevented his girlfriend from leaving.

Officers said the woman was able to call 911 for help, but Hernandez took the phone from her.

Hernandez drug the woman through the house and eventually pinned her to the ground, officers said.

He then began choking her with his hands and as she screams for help, Hernandez pressed a pillow against her face and that's when he threatened to kill her, officers said.

The woman suffered minor injuries as a result of the assault and was treated at the scene, officers said.

Hernandez was arrested on charges of spousal abuse, criminal threats, kidnapping and false imprisonment at the Kern County Jail.

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