Police stun, arrest 42-year-old for alleged strangling

Published 11:00am Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A 42-year-old Austin man was arrested last Saturday after allegedly beating and choking a 26-year-old woman intermittently for two to three days.

Police Chief Brian Krueger said police responded to a call at the 200 block of 25th Street Southwest at about 6 p.m. Saturday, where the victim spoke to police about the 42-year-old’s alleged attacks. The victim told police the 42-year-old randomly grabbed her hair from behind and pushed her head against a headboard several times in one instance.

In another alleged attack, the 42-year-old grabbed the victim by the neck with both hands and told her “if he couldn’t have her, then no one could,” according to Krueger.

Police spoke with the 42-year-old shortly after at the 100 block of 12th Street Northeast, according to a police report. The 42-year-old denied most of the attacks but allegedly admitted to choking the victim. He allegedly became defensive when police told him he would be placed under arrested for felony domestic assault by strangulation, and refused to listen to officers. Police hit the 42-year-old with a Taser to his stomach and upper thigh, and arrested him. He remains at the Mower County jail pending formal charges from the Mower County Attorney’s Office.

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