City man accused of strangulation
Stine also faces simple assault, harassment counts
A city man is accused of strangling a woman during a domestic situation, according to court documents.
Tyler Aaron Stine, 21, was arraigned Sunday by Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio on two felony counts of strangulation along with simple assault and harassment, the criminal docket stated.
Police said that during a dispute, Stine allegedly placed both hands around the woman’s throat and neck, which made her unable to breathe.
Stine allegedly then pushed the woman’s head downward, causing her forehead to strike the top of a clothes dryer, the criminal complaint said.
According to court documents, Stine then grabbed the woman’s face, applied pressure and forcibly shoved a hand towel into her mouth.
Stine allegedly forced the towel to the back of her throat, causing her to be unable to breathe again, police said.
Stine was released on unsecured bail of $25,000.
He is to appear before DeAntonio on Aug. 4 for a preliminary hearing.
Mirror Staff Writer Calem Illig is at 814-946-7535.