Man arrested for allegedly choking girlfriend

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 19, 2011 7:20 AM

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Police arrested a local man after he allegedly choked his girlfriend during a fight on their way home from a bar.

Maurice Hunley Jr., 29, 2650 Roberts Road Apt. 1C, was charged Sunday with domestic-abuse assault with intent and OWI.

Hunley allegedly told police he and his girlfriend had argued in the car on their way home from a bar, and when his girlfriend tried to hit him, he allegedly held her back by her neck.

According to police reports, Hunley's girlfriend told officers he punched and hit her several times in the car, then choked her until the point of unconsciousness outside the car and threw her on the ground. The girlfriend also said Hunley allegedly threw her on the table and against a wall several times before leaving.

Reports said two witnesses confirmed the two had fought in the apartment building.

Hunley told police he had been dating and living with the alleged victim for more than a year.

Reports said the woman had severe swelling to her neck and lip, as well as several scrapes on her cheek and arm.

— by Hayley Bruce

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