Glasgow man faces strangulation charge

A Glasgow man faces criminal charges, including felony strangulation, for allegedly choking a woman Wednesday evening.

According to a criminal complaint filed by state police at Ebensburg, the woman contacted police Thursday, accusing Ira A. Lloyd, 46, of assaulting her.

The woman told police that she visited Lloyd’s home at 2105 Skyline Drive to retrieve belongings she had left there.

While attempting to gather her belongings, the woman and Lloyd began to argue, according to the complaint.

The woman reported that Lloyd then threw her to the ground, police said.

Once she was on the ground, Lloyd “jumped on top of her and began strangling her,” according to the complaint.

“She related that she could not breathe and eventually passed out,” an officer wrote in the complaint.

The woman told police that she woke up several hours later and was initially too afraid to call 911, according to the complaint.

An officer noted in the complaint that he saw marks on the woman’s neck that were “consistent with being strangled.”

The woman provided a written statement, and photos of her injuries were taken before she was transported to UPMC Altoona for treatment, police said.

According to online court documents, Lloyd was arrested Thursday and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Zungali.

Lloyd faces a felony charge of strangulation, as well as lesser charges of simple assault and harassment.

As of Thursday afternoon, Lloyd remained in Cambria County Prison unable to post 10 percent of $20,000 bail, online court documents show.

He is to appear for a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. March 13 before Zungali.