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New Bethlehem Man Accused of Strangling Girlfriend to Be Sentenced Next Week

Saturday, July 27, 2019 @ 12:07 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

tyler-troupCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A New Bethlehem man who allegedly strangled his girlfriend during a dispute at a Porter Township residence earlier this year will be sentenced on July 31.

According to court documents, 23-year-old Tyler Edward Troup will be sentenced before President Judge James Arner at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, on the following charge:

– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2

Troup pleaded guilty to the above charge on June 19 in Clarion County Court of Common Pleas.

As a result of the plea agreement, the following charges were dismissed:

– Strangulation – Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck, Felony 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

Troup is currently free on $10,000.00 unsecured bail.

Details of the case:

A criminal complaint filed by Tpr. Berggren states that Clarion-based State Police received a call from a third party on January 6, 2019, around 1:45 a.m. regarding an alleged assault.

The caller told police that a known woman had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Tyler Troup, at a residence along Packing Road in Porter Township, Clarion County.

Upon arrival, Tpr. Berggren spoke with the victim who stated that she engaged in a verbal argument with Troup while she was in the bathroom.

The victim told police that Troup was “banging on the door,” so she let him in.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police that Troup “grabbed her by the throat and cut off her breathing for about five seconds.”

“(The victim) was afraid Troup wouldn’t stop,” said Tpr. Berggren in the complaint.

Troup eventually stopped and exited the bathroom, according to the criminal complaint.

The victim then contacted a friend who called the police.

Troup was arraigned on January 6 at 3:45 a.m. before Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill.

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