Photo by Alexander Nguyen
Photo by Alexander Nguyen

A domestic violence suspect who allegedly bit and choked his girlfriend and then suffered a broken arm while fleeing from police in Montebello is in custody Sunday morning after turning himself in.

Conrado Ferrer, 23, got into a fight with his girlfriend at 1:10 a.m. on Saturday, said Montebello police Detective Paul Antista.

“During the altercation, suspect Ferrer bit his girlfriend on her finger, pushed her to the ground causing her to hit her head on a block wall and then began choking her,” the detective said.

Someone in a passing vehicle called police, but Ferrer fled when they arrived, Antista said.

As he tried to escape, Ferrer jumped from an apartment building roof and broke his arm, according to Antista.

Once in custody, he said he wanted to kill himself, Antista said.

Ferrer was brought to Beverly Hospital for treatment of the arm injury and a psychiatric evaluation, but at 5:19 a.m. yesterday he escaped from the hospital, wearing only a flimsy gown. A search proved fruitless, Antista said.

Ferrer finally gave himself up to police at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the Montebello station, said Lt. Rick Rojas.

“Ferrer went home and his family talked him into turning himself in,” Rojas said.

— City News Service

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