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Bloomfield Man Faces Strangulation Charge On Monday

Last updated on Friday, November 23, 2012

(BLOOMFIELD) - A Bloomfield man will make an initial appearance in Greene Circuit Court on Monday after he allegedly strangled a female victim last Friday morning.

49 year old Jerry Dale May of 539 East Main Street, will be in court at 1 p.m. Monday to be formally charged with strangulation,a class D felony; and battery resulting in bodily injury, a class A misdemeanor.

Nick Schneider, of the Greene County Daily World reports, Bloomfield Town Police and Greene County Sheriff's Department were notified on November 16 about 5:49 a.m. that a physical altercation was in progress at May's mobile home.

Police the confrontation started when May contacted the female victim by text message and requested that she come to the residence to pick up a cable box that was in her name, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by Bloomfield Deputy Town Marshal Marvin Holt.

The female went to the mobile home and a verbal confrontation broke out.

May allegedly grabbed both wrists of the victim and pushed her to the ground. He then allegedly picked her up around the neck with his arm then drug her to back of the trailer - cutting off her air supply to where it was difficult to breathe, Holt wrote in the probable cause affidavit.

The victim, who said she started being abused by May three or four weeks earlier, told Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Bobby Pierce that she was strangled again by May, who allegedly used both hands.

The woman told police that as May was pushing her to the ground, she had lost her wig that she was wearing due to her radiation treatments from her cancer.

The victim was able to break loose and locked herself into the bathroom.
"She (the victim) thought he (May) was going to end her life," Holt wrote in the court document and stated that May hit the bathroom door hard enough to put a hole in it.
May was arrested.

He was released from the Greene County Jail in Bloomfield after he posted a $500 cash bond.

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