Charges filed in alleged choking

(This story was updated on June 18).

A Tyrone man faces charges of strangulation, simple assault and harassment for two alleged domestic violence incidents on May 31 and June 3.

Byron Sullins, 28, of 2065 Columbia Ave., is accused of placing his hands around his girlfriend’s throat and other forceful behavior.

Sullins’ girlfriend reported the incidents on June 7 as he was leaving the residence, according to a police report. The same day, Sullins visited the Tyrone police station to share his side of the story, denying he grabbed the woman by the neck and the other reported forceful behaviors.

The report also states Sullins said the woman made up the incidents to try and get him to stay and threatened to put him in jail if he left.

Sullins is on probation for a separate incident and is in Blair County Prison on a probation detainer. His unsecured bail is set at $25,000.

Sullins has a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. June 19 in front of Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

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