El Centro police arrested a 32-year-old El Centro man on kidnapping and other counts Saturday after he allegedly choked and held his girlfriend captive for a couple hours.
El Centro police Officer Dub Perkins said police arrested Phillip Darren Clark at 12:36 a.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Woodward Avenue in El Centro.
Perkins said Clark and his girlfriend were arguing when he choked her and held her captive in the Ranch House Motel, 808 W. Adams Ave. in El Centro, where they were living.
Perkins said the victim told them Clark then took her to a canal outside the city and told her his intention was to drown her. He wasn't sure if Clark took her there by force. Clark, however, did not follow through with any attempt at killing her.