Early Monday morning, Mammoth Lakes police arrested a Mammoth resident for attempted murder.
It appears that a domestic dispute went from bad to worse. Police report that a young man strangled his girlfriend until she blacked out.
Mammoth Police Lt. Jim Short reports that officers arrived on scene at the Lupin Street residence shared by 19-year-old Francis Sullivan and his 22-year-old girlfriend at roughly 1:25 in the morning.
When officers looked through the window, they saw a man dragging a screaming woman into the bathroom, Lt. Short says.
The officers forced their way into the building and detained the suspect. Upon talking to the victim, officers report that the victim said that the two had been fighting when Sullivan grabbed her around the neck and threw her to the ground, where the suspect strangled the victim until she blacked out.
The female victim was taken to the hospital with a split lip, a possible broken nose and visible ligature marks on her neck, Lt. Short reports. Sullivan was arrested for attempted murder, false imprisonment and kidnapping. Sullivan was taken to the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport.