Police: Cobb father punched, choked mother in front of baby

An Austell man is in jail on accusations he beat and choked his live-in girlfriend and the mother of his child, police said.

Mario Pacheco-Pedro, 30, was arrested Monday night after Cobb County Police say he punched his girlfriend and choked her in front of their 1-year-old daughter.

Pacheco-Pedro also punched a man at the apartment in the 600 block of Whisper Trail, according to an arrest warrant obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He was charged with battery-family violence, third-degree child cruelty and battery, and is being detained at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on $4,070 bond and an immigration hold.

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