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Mitchell man arrested for choking woman

A Mitchell man faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly choking a woman during an argument. On Feb. 17, 63-year-old Timothy Crelly allegedly called police to report a domestic dispute, but asked police not to respond because "he did not want ...

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A Mitchell Police Division vehicle. (Republic file photo)

A Mitchell man faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly choking a woman during an argument.

On Feb. 17, 63-year-old Timothy Crelly allegedly called police to report a domestic dispute, but asked police not to respond because "he did not want anyone to go to jail," according to court documents. When police arrived, they saw a woman, crying in a bedroom, with a swollen face and scratches on her neck.

Crelly allegedly punched the victim in the head and later grabbed her by the throat, leaving visible finger indentations, according to court documents.

Crelly was arrested for aggravated assault, choking, a Class 3 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

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