Pittsfield man allegedly assaulted woman, threatened to 'cut her up'

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PITTSFIELD >> A city man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly throttled a woman and told her he'd, "cut her up and put her in the freezer."

Angel Alicea, 18, was arrested Wednesday after the woman told police he assaulted her at the Daniels Avenue home they share, according to court records.

Officers who had been dispatched to the home to serve a restraining order to Alicea noticed he had fresh scratches and he appeared to have just been in some kind of physical altercation.

Alicea told police the scratches were from "rough sex," but a witness said he'd seen Alicea and the alleged victim fighting, a claim Alicea denied.

The woman told police she and Alicea had gotten into an argument which turned physical. She said he prevented her from leaving and punched her in her left arm and she attempted to fight back.

He allegedly wrapped his hands around the woman's neck and dug his thumbs into the middle of her throat, preventing her from breathing, but not to the point of losing consciousness, the victim told police.

Alicea eventually released his grip and the woman said she was going to call police, but Alicea grabbed her phone and told her she, "was not calling anybody," according to court records.

The woman told police Alicea also brandished a knife and threatened to "cut her up" and would dispose of her body in a freezer.

Alicea allegedly made suicidal statements to police during his booking, according to court files.

He pleaded not guilty in Central Berkshire District Court on Thursday to charges of assault and battery on a household member, intimidation of a witness, assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) and strangulation.

Judge Michael Ripps set his bail at $500 with the conditions that he stay away from, have no contact with and not abuse the alleged victim.

He is due back in court on April 5 for a pretrial hearing.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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