Domestic violence suspects released with GPS monitor | KOB 4

Domestic violence suspects released with GPS monitor

Joy Wang
December 14, 2018 06:08 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Anthony Silas and John Silva are the latest two people to be arrested for domestic violence in Albuquerque.


Silas is accused of breaking down the door to his ex-girlfriend's home, "placing both of his knees on both of her shoulders" and covering "her mouth with his hands in order to muffle her screams."

Court documents state he "grabbed a pillow and placed it over" the victim's face and "that she lost consciousness for a period of time.

Silva is accused of trying to contact the alleged victim after he had violated a restraining order earlier this year.

The judge in Silas and Silva’s cases ordered them to wear a GPS monitor pending a trial.

The Albuquerque Police Department is working on prevention efforts before things escalate even more.

"We want to make sure that we are doing anything and everything that can be done to help victims of domestic violence,” said Cmdr. Paul Szych of the Albuquerque Police Department.

Cmdr. Paul Szych hosted a training for officers in early December.

He wants officers to learn how to identify and address domestic violence before it’s too late.


Joy Wang

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