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Mitchell man arrested for gas station choking

A Mitchell man was arrested on Jan. 27 and charged with choking a man outside a gas station. According to court documents, 19-year-old Damian Hartley, of Mitchell, got into an argument with another man while traveling to the gas station on West H...

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A Mitchell man was arrested on Jan. 27 and charged with choking a man outside a gas station.

According to court documents, 19-year-old Damian Hartley, of Mitchell, got into an argument with another man while traveling to the gas station on West Havens Avenue. He allegedly confronted the man outside the gas station, put his hand around the man's throat and squeezed for less than a minute.

Police responded to the scene at 7:31 p.m. The other man reportedly had red marks around his throat and told police he had begun to lose consciousness during the incident.

Hartley is charged with domestic abuse aggravated assault - choking, a Class 3 felony. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $30,000.

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