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Suspect Strangled Woman with Sock and Necklace

A man in Idaho could face up to fifteen years in prison if he is convicted of charges stemming from allegations that he tried to strangulate a woman using a necklace and a sock.

Early in the morning on December 10, a 40-year-old man was with a woman at a home in Idaho Falls. According to reports, an incident involving violent domestic violence occurred.

It was reported that the man, whose relationship with the woman has not currently been disclosed, allegedly grabbed her by the hair and forced her down a staircase and into a bedroom where he reportedly locked the door so she could not leave. He allegedly began to choke the woman with his hands and then used items including a necklace and a sock during the alleged strangulation.

Around 3:30 AM, the authorities were notified, and officers from the Idaho Falls Police Department went to the address to investigate. When they arrived, they noted that the alleged victim had marks on her neck that they believed could have come from the event. The woman informed them that she feared for her life. She also said she tried to pry his hands off her neck, and the officers saw additional marks on her throat that coincided with her story. Her eyes were red, and they noticed there were spots under her skin that were bleeding.

The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Bonneville County Jail. He is facing preliminary charges for felony attempted strangulation. He was ordered held on a $30,000 bond.

The alleged victim was provided with a no-contact order to help protect her if the man bonds out of jail.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a domestic violence offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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