A Twentynine Palms man who has been convicted of battery, elder abuse, drug possession, and grand theft auto was arrested Saturday, accused of choking his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness spotted Brandon Koenig, 24, pinning a woman against a telephone pole and choking her about 6:30 p.m. near Paxton Avenue and Del Monte Avenue in Yucca Valley. When the witness slowed down at the scene, Koenig allegedly stepped in front of the vehicle in a threatening manner. The woman said they were arguing when Koenig grabbed her by the throat, and pinned her against the pole. After an investigation, Brandon Koenig was arrested on suspicion of felony spouse abuse, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $50,000.