A 20-year-old Cheyenne man is facing up to five years in prison after allegedly violating his probation by beating up on his ex-girlfriend.

On Oct. 20, Laramie County District Court Judge Thomas Campbell sentenced Dante Garcia to five years of probation for a Nov. 9, 2016 incident in which he admittedly strangled his then-girlfriend.

The night of his sentencing, however, Garcia reportedly made contact with the woman, beat her and threatened to kill her and her family.

A bench warrant was issued for Garcia's arrest on Oct. 23 and he was arrested at his Cheyenne home on Jan. 19.

Garcia is scheduled for a probation revocation arraignment on Feb. 2 at 9 a.m.

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