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Roaring Spring man faces strangulation, assault charges

Aman allegedly choked woman, young boy

A Roaring Spring man allegedly strangled a woman and young boy Saturday when he discovered he was missing an envelope, court documents said.

Shawn M. Aman, 43, was arraigned Saturday by Magisterial District Judge Matthew Dunio on charges of strangulation, reckless endangerment of a child and simple assault, according to court documents.

About 5 p.m., state police responded to a report of potential domestic violence at Aman’s address, and upon arriving, found Aman locked in his bedroom and breaking items, police reported.

At one point during police interaction with Aman, he was allegedly armed with a black, switch-blade knife, which he eventually dropped at the responding officers’ command, a criminal complaint states.

The woman told police she saw Aman arguing with the 7-year-old boy about an envelope, police reported.

Aman allegedly approached the child, wrapped his hands around the child’s neck and demanded to know where his money was, court documents stated.

The woman yelled at Aman, causing him to let go of the child and return to his room where the woman approached him, police reported.

When the woman told Aman to calm down, he allegedly grabbed her by the neck and pushed her to the ground, then grabbed her neck again and threatened to kill her, court documents stated.

The victim was able to free herself after a brief struggle, and she called 911, police reported.

Unable to post his $100,000 cash bail, Aman has been jailed at the Blair County Prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 4 with Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger, court documents state.

Mirror Staff Writer Ike Fredregill is at 814-946-7458.

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