BALTIMORE – A man on his way back to Texas was arrested Monday by police at BWI Airport after he traveled cross country to attack a woman in West Hempfield Township. West Hempfield Township police charged 35-year-old Tomas Martinez-Martinez with felony counts of strangulation, intimidating a witness and related misdemeanors. West Hempfield Township police investigated and coordinated the arrest effort which resulted in Martinez-Martinez’s capture Monday afternoon at BWI. The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office assisted in the efforts. Martinez-Martinez is in Maryland and will be extradited back to Lancaster County to face the charges. Martinez-Martinez and the woman had been in a relationship in Texas prior to the woman coming to Lancaster County to get away from him and be with family. Martinez-Martinez followed the woman and beat her at a Quarry Road home. Martinez-Martinez repeatedly punched the woman and strangled her, also threatening to kill her children. Before fleeing the home, Martinez-Martinez broke the woman’s cellphone so she could not call police. Police responded by filing charges and obtaining an arrest warrant, catching Martinez-Martinez as he tried to board a plane. Martinez-Martinez is also charged with misdemeanor simple assault and terroristic threats.