SYRACUSE — A Syracuse man was arrested after allegedly strangling a female minor.
Brian Allen Michael, 26, 13106 N. Warner Road, Syracuse, is being charged with strangulation, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on June 1, an officer with the Syracuse Police Department responded to a battery in Kosciusko County.
When the officer reached the area, he observed a male, later identified as Michael, walking down the road.
According to court documents, Michael told the officer he knew what he did and was not proud of it. Michael advised that a female minor had thrown his personal items outside and kicked him. He allegedly admitted he hit her on the head with his hand and put his hands around her neck.
The officer spoke with the female, who advised she and Michael were walking when Michael grabbed her by the throat and choked her until she blacked out. The female stated that when she got up, Michael swung and hit her in the neck with his hand. The officer observed that the female’s neck was red in color.
The female’s fiance´ said he observed Michael squeeze the female’s throat. He also said he observed Michael throw the female to the ground.
Michael was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail June 1 on a $5,250 surety and cash bond.