KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A Bellingham man with a violent past is accused of attempted murder of his girlfriend.
Bellingham Police arrested Brent Bruwelheide for investigation of second-degree attempted murder and domestic violence.
He is accused of punching his girlfriend and choking her with his hands and a phone charging cord until she passed out.
The girlfriend told police the attack began after he became angry when she didn’t give him a kiss goodnight.
Bruwelheide has a checkered past.
He was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon for attacking two men in Acme in 2007 and has a 2009 conviction for assault in Skagit County.