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May 9, 2013 3:56 PM by Andrew Ellison - aellison@kristv.com

Barrientes Accused of Beating Girlfriend for Several Hours

SAN DIEGO - A girlfriend told police her boyfriend held her at gunpoint for six hours this morning as he forced her to take several anti-depressant pills and beat her.

San Diego police tell us Ms. Diaz called 911 right after the boyfriend left to go to his mother's house. She made the call even though Barrientes reportedly threatened to shoot her if she contacted police.

Officers were searching for Barrientes when he showed back up at the home on South Garcia Street. Police found a .45 caliber pistol and an AR-15 rifle in his truck. There were two magazines loaded with hollow points bullets with the rifle.

The girlfriend is being treated at an area hospital for her injuries.

Barrientes is being held without bond at the Duval County Jail on charges of unlawful restraint, assault on a family member, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He's faced charges of aggravated assault six times in the past, but he's never been convicted.

This is the second time this week authorities have reported a serious case of domestic abuse that resulted in a manhunt.

Yesterday, police in Jim Wells County arrested George Perez III on charges he threatened his wife with a knife while dragging her into the woods.

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