Man allegedly choked girlfriend because ‘she doesn’t listen’

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A man is behind bars on allegations that he punched and choked his girlfriend because “she doesn’t listen.”

Police asked Ottuk Ngawan if he had slapped the victim, Ngawan smiled and responded, “She doesn’t listen.”

The victim told police that Ngawan woke her up at around 4 am in the morning and asked her to get water. The victim filled a bucket with water but it was too heavy for her to lift. She told police that she asked Ngawan to help her. But when he came downstairs and saw the garden hose improperly attached to the water spout, he became angry.

Court documents state that he began punching the victim on the back and arms before strangling and threatening to kill her with a sharp object described as being a possible knife or piece of wood.

Witnesses stated that they heard the victim screaming and Ngawan shouting angrily. Children interviewed by police stated they heard popping noises that sounded like someone being punched.

Ngawan has been charged with one count of family violence as a third-degree felony, strangulation, and one count of family violence as a misdemeanor.

He was booked and confined.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.