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      Harlingen man charged after punching girlfriend in the face

      Eliseo Torres // Harlingen PD

      A Harlingen man is charged with assault after he punched his girlfriend in the face.

      Police were called to the residence on the 300 block of W. Van Buren Avenue.

      The victim told authorities that Eliseo Torres, her boyfriend struck her face with a closed fist multiple times.

      Authorities said that the victim suffered bruising, pain and bleeding from her nose.

      After the incident, the 49-year-old left the scene.

      Harlingen Officers found and arrested Torres on the 100 block of South C Street soon after.

      Torres was charged for assault, a class A misdemeanor and was transported to the Harlingen City Jail.

      A bond of $5,000 was set for the Harlingen resident.

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