EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 22, 2013

Man charged with choking girlfriend

By Jo-Anne MacKenzie

---- — SALEM, N.H. – A man who had two active arrest warrants was arrested late Friday night, charged with choking his girlfriend.

Jordan Bourlos, 24, was tracked down in the woods by Salem Officer Paul Benoit and K-9 Til.

Police were called to 17 Atkinson Road by one of Bourlos’s parents at five minutes before midnight Friday.

The caller told the 911 operator Bourlos was refusing to let his girlfriend leave the home, Deputy police Chief Shawn Patten said.

The victim, a 20-year-old woman, told police Bourlos had put both his hands around her neck and choked her, cutting off her air supply. She also reported Bourlos refused to let her leave the home. Police reported the victim had “signifcant bruising” on her neck.

Bourlos fled before police arrived, but Benoit and his dog found the suspect hiding in the woods just a quarter-mile from the house, Patten said.

He was taken into custody without incident and charged with second-degree assault and false imprisonment. He also had two active arrest warrants, one for failure to pay child support, the second a bench warrant from 10th Circuit Court in Salem on unknown charges.

Bourlos refused the services of a bail commissioner was incarcerated in the county jail.

In July 2011, Bourlos was one of three men charged in the theft of two motorcycles. In that incident, he was charged with two felony counts of receiving stolen property. At that time, he had an active warrant out of Londonderry on a contempt charge for marital support.

In September 2011, Bourlos was arrested and charged with marital nonsupport.