SYRACUSE — A Syracuse man was recently arrested after strangling and hitting a woman.
Robert William Russell III, 24, 1014 N. Harrison St., Syracuse, is charged with strangulation and domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, both level 6 felonies; and theft, a class A misdemeanor.
On Oct. 19, 2019, a Syracuse Police officer went to a residence regarding a domestic battery. A woman said a man, identified as Russell, was asked to leave the residence due to methamphetamine abuse. According to court documents, the woman allegedly refused to allow Russell to use her motor vehicle, which caused an argument.
Russell placed a belt around the woman’s neck and choked her to the point where she was in fear of passing out while being pinned down on a couch. Russell also struck the woman’s face, causing visible facial injuries.
Russell then took possession of the woman’s cell phone so she couldn’t contact 911 and left the residence with the phone.
He was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on April 13, with a $10,750 surety and cash bond.