A bail of over $7,000 was imposed on a Department of Corrections officer who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend because he suspected her of infidelity.
Superior Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdan imposed a $7,500 cash bail on DOC officer Brendon Atalig Manglona, 23, who was remanded to the custody of the DOC and ordered to return to court on Oct. 28 at 9am for preliminary hearing, and on Nov. 10 at 9am for his arraignment.
Manglona is currently charged with disturbing the peace, assault, and assault and battery.
According to court documents, the victim told police that Manglona had accused her of cheating on him, soon after arriving at her mother’s house from work on Oct. 16, 2020. He claimed that she was not affectionate toward him, hence his suspicion.
Inside their room, the victim said Manglona pushed her against the wall, pinning both her shoulders with his hands and started to apply pressure. She said she kept telling Manglona to let her go. Manglona only let the victim go when her two siblings asked if she was OK.
The victim said Manglona started packing his things but continued to accuse her of cheating.
Later, she asked Manglona to move his vehicle so she could go to the store before it closed. However, as she was about to start her car, Manglona came out yelling at her. The victim said Manglona also grabbed her phone and demanded to see its contents.
The victim said she walked back into her room where Manglona pushed her onto the bed, holding both shoulders and prevented her from getting up.
Manglona allegedly threatened to kill the victim if he caught her with someone else. Manglona finally let her go when her younger sibling shouted at him from outside the room.
The victim said she again tried to go to the store, but Manglona prevented her and followed her around.
After the victim’s mother interceded, Manglona left the house but returned 15 minutes later with his brother.
Manglona then argued with the victim’s mother and challenged the victim’s uncle to a fight.
That’s when the mother called the police.
According to the victim, Manglona had threatened her two months ago with a department-issued firearm.
The victim said that on the way to Smiling Cove to go fishing, she and Manglona argued in the car in the presence of their 1-year-old child and her minor siblings.
The victim asked Manglona to pull over so she could get out and Manglona obliged, pulling over near the Army Reserve Center where she got out.
Manglona then reached into his glove compartment where he pulled out his department-issued firearm and pointed it at her to threaten her.
Because the victim feared for her safety, she said she did not contact the police. (Kimberly A. Bautista)