Logan Township man accused of choking girlfriend in fight
A Logan Township man is behind bars after police say he choked his girlfriend during a fight.
Timothy S. King Jr., 27, was arrested at his home at 1109 S. Carl St. on Wednesday afternoon after his girlfriend reported she was strangled by King after the two got into a fight about text messages on her phone.
According to police, it was about 2:30 p.m. when King got angry after he saw texts between his girlfriend and the father of her son. The woman told police King grabbed her by the neck and strangled her with both his hands to the point she thought she was going to black out, that she was gasping for air and couldn’t breathe.
Police said the woman complained her neck was sore and officers could see marks on her neck, including what appeared to be fingernail marks.
During the altercation, King allegedly took her phone and punched it as they struggled over the device. He eventually threw it against the wall, breaking it into pieces, police noted.
King is also accused of pushing and shoving the woman out of the house.
King was taken into custody at his home and booked on felony strangulation and a misdemeanor charge of simple assault. Bail was set by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller at 10 percent of $15,000.
King remains in Blair County Prison with a preliminary hearing slated for Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Steven Jackson.