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Winner man wanted for choking woman

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WINNER -- Police have issued a warrant for a Winner man who allegedly choking a woman until she lost consciousness on Oct. 16.

Richard Lotshaw, 49, is charged with one count of aggravated assault, a Class 3 felony. An arrest warrant was issued on Oct. 18.

Winner police responded to an East Sixth Street residence shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 16. A woman at the residence said, according to court documents, that she and Lotshaw had gotten into an argument and that when she attempted to call the police, Lotshaw put her in a chokehold until she passed out.

When she regained consciousness, Lotshaw and the woman's phone were reportedly gone, and she was eventually able to find a neighbor to contact law enforcement. Police were unable to find Lotshaw in the house.

The following day, the woman gave a statement at the Winner Police Department, and photos were taken of injuries to her elbows, knees, face and jaw.

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