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Strattanville Man Faces Hearing on Tuesday for Allegedly Strangling Woman During Domestic Dispute
According to court documents, 43-year-old James Stewart McCoy, III will stand for a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, in front of Magisterial District Judge Duane L. Quinn on the following charges:
– Strangulation – Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck, Felony 2
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
McCoy remains lodged in the Clarion County Jail on $25,000.00 monetary bail.
The charges stem from a domestic incident that occurred on May 26 at a residence located on Southern Avenue in Strattanville, Clarion County.
According to a criminal complaint filed by Trooper McGinnis, the Clarion-based State Police station received a domestic violence call around 12:30 p.m. on May 26.
The victim reported that around 12:25 p.m., James S. McCoy -her live-in boyfriend of two years – and she engaged in a verbal argument which escalated into a physical altercation. During the physical altercation, McCoy reportedly grabbed the victim by the throat/neck, impeding her breathing, and threw her down on the hallway floor, according to the complaint.
The victim suffered a small cut to the chest region, the complaint states.
A criminal complaint against McCoy was filed on May 26.
He was arraigned at 10:00 a.m. on July 24.
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