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PORTLAND A Portland man is accused of using his dreadlocks to choke his girlfriend in a domestic violence attack.

The woman was taken to a Portland hospital with numerous, non-life threatening injuries, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau.

She told officers that Caleb Grotberg attacked her just after 2 a.m. Monday at a residence in the 3200 block of Southeast 22nd Avenue. Her detailed description helped police find Grotberg in the neighborhood and arrest him.

Grotberg, 32, was charged with assault, kidnapping, attempted assault, menacing and strangulation; all are domestic violence felony crimes. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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