Goldsboro woman allegedly choked man during argument
A Goldsboro woman is accused of choking a man during an argument after he refused to drive her somewhere, police said.
Newberry Township Police say Monique Valentin started smacking and hitting the man repeatedly before she choked him, causing puncture marks.
Valentin, 32, of the 600 block of Overlook Drive, is charged with strangulation, attempted simple assault and harassment.
As of Monday, Aug. 28, Valentin remains in York County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Incident: Police were sent to Valentin's home in the early morning hours of Aug. 17, for a report of a domestic incident.
A man who called police said that two people at his house were fighting and that they both seemed to be intoxicated.
The caller told police he had just gotten home when he saw Valentin attacking the man, and she then threw him into a wall, according to charging documents.
He told police he and another woman had left the home about 1:15 a.m., and the alleged victim was lying on the couch in the living room when he left.
The alleged victim told police he had been sleeping on the couch when Valentin woke him up, asking him about car keys and wanting him to take her somewhere, police said.
When he told her no, police said, she started smacking him and hitting him repeatedly until the caller came home. The caller told her he was going to call police.
The caller went to look for his phone, and the alleged victim followed him into a back bedroom.
"A short time later, Valentin came lunging into the room, grabbed (the victim) by the throat, so tight that it punctured the skin and as well as scratched him," the responding officer wrote in charging documents.
He pushed her away and she fell backward into a hallway door, police said.
Afterward, the alleged victim had puncture marks and visible scratch marks on his throat, court documents state.
Valentin was arraigned on the charges and remanded to York County Prison that night. She does not have an attorney listed.
Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 at District Judge Scott Gross' office.
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