NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — A New Bedford man arrested last week for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and violently assaulting her has been deemed dangerous and ordered held without bail.

Eberth Galicia-Giron, 36, was found dangerous by a New Bedford District Court judge and ordered held without bail for 120 days, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

On the night of November 19, New Bedford Police responded to a report of an intoxicated male who broke into an apartment. Upon arrival, police said they found the female victim crying, covered in scratches with fresh bruising, and bleeding from her mouth.

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Police also noted that the apartment was in complete disarray, with broken beer bottles littering the floor and holes punched in various walls. A coffee table was also in pieces.

The victim told police that she and Galicia-Giron recently broke up. On the night of the assault, Galicia-Giron allegedly broke into the victim's apartment, grabbed a knife, and began screaming at her.

Galicia-Giron allegedly grabbed her by the neck and held a knife to it. He is alleged to have punched her in the face multiple times.

She was transported to Saint Luke’s Hospital after she fainted.

Galicia-Giron is charged with domestic assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering, witness intimidation and destruction of property under $1,200.

Assistant District Attorney Eric DeMoura prosecuted the dangerousness hearing, and the dangerousness finding was ruled upon by Judge Joseph Harrington.

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