Seattle police: Wanted domestic violence suspect in custody

Seattle police: Wanted domestic violence suspect in custody

SEATTLE — Update: On Thursday, the Seattle Police Department announced that 34-year-old Edward Gentry has been arrested.

"We appreciated all the help in getting him into custody lately," the department wrote in a tweet.

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The Seattle Police Department is asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man who was charged in a domestic violence assault on Capitol Hill in February.

Police said on Feb. 28, 34-year-old Edward Gentry attacked his ex-girlfriend at an apartment complex and struck her repeatedly before he strangled her until she was unconscious.

The assault occurred in front of the woman’s 3-year-old child, according to police.

"Prosecutors have charged Gentry with assault 2-domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment-domestic violence, and he is wanted on a $250,000 warrant," police said in a blotter post.

Anyone with information on Gentry’s location is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit at (206) 684-0330 or 911.

KIRO 7 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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