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Man accused of assaulting girlfriend and 3-year-old child

A man has been arrested on multiple charges including assault after police say he assaulted his girlfriend and her 3-year-old child.

Posted: Jul 20, 2020 7:53 AM
Updated: Jul 20, 2020 10:43 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A man has been arrested on multiple charges after police say he assaulted his girlfriend and her 3-year-old child. 

On July 17, Springfield police received a 911 call from Saul Lagarda-Govea's girlfriend, who told them that she and her child had been assaulted by Lagarda-Govea. Before police arrived on scene, Largarda-Govea left the area. 

The man's girlfriend had bruising and contusions to her face and legs. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the child had suffered several days of abuse by Lagarda-Govea to her face, legs, arms and torso including being strangled and being bit repeatedly. 

The two were taken to RiverBend Hospital in Springfield for treatment. Police searched for Lagarda-Govea but were unable to find him.

On July 20, Springfield police received reports that Lagarda-Govea was hiding at a friend's house on E Street. Officers surrounded the home and when they made contact at the front door, Lagarda-Govea attempted to flee through a bedroom window. He was quickly stopped by Springfield police dog Kirby and was then arrested without incident.

He is now in the Lane County Jail for assault, criminal mistreatment, and strangulation. 

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