Man allegedly strangles ex-girlfriend


47-year-old Dana Lance Leon was charged with strangulation as a 3rd-degree felony and family violence as a misdemeanor.

According to an official magistrate’s report, on December 24th around 11:38 pm, GPD received a call about a stabbing at an apartment complex in Mongmong.

There was a verbal altercation between Dana Lance Leon and his ex-girlfriend.

According to Leon’s version of events – it was his ex girlfriend stabbed him with a pair of pliers before punching him in the face twice after the argument escalated. Leon also said that she scratched him in the the face with the prong of a charging port of a cell phone.

Leon further says that he pushed his ex girlfriends away to get her to stop hitting him and a security guard then separated them.

Officers observed that Leon had scratched on the top left area of his forehead and a scratch on his arm, near his shoulder.

However, the ex-girlfriend tales of events say otherwise. Court documents say that she and Leon had a verbal argument and the girl went downstairs to give Leon some space, but he came down and pushed her against the wall, and strangled her until she fell to the ground. The report says that she yelled for help and the security guard showed up.

A witness described seeing the ex-girlfriend in a chokehold while Leon’s son watched.

The report also mentioned that Leon’s son witnessed the ex-girlfriend scratch his father in the face and that he was at fault.

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.