Man accused of choking girlfriend

BY DI STAFF | JULY 07, 2014 5:00 AM

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Authorities have accused a local man of choking his girlfriend.

Dante Yance, 21, was charged July 5 with domestic-abuse assault impeding air/blood and causing bodily injury.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, officers responded to Gasby’s Gas Station after receiving a call about a domestic dispute.

The woman called stating Yance would not leave her alone, and would not give her key back.

Yance had both arms around the woman’s throat and was pulling her toward a car as she tried to go toward the front door of the gas station, the complaint said.

The woman said Yance hit her in the head to wake her up, then choked her. The woman could not breath, and feared for her life, the complaint said. She also had a fresh scratch near her neck.

Yance admitted to being in an argument and refused to give the woman her key. Yance and the woman are in an intimate relationship and have lived together for around five months, the complaint said.

Domestic-abuse assault impeding air/blood and causing bodily injury is a Class-D felony.

— by Rebecca Morin

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