Man surrenders after allegedly trying to strangle fiancee

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A Biglerville man surrendered to authorities after being accused of trying to strangle his fiancee in Carroll Township. 

Taylor Douglas Shupe, 33, turned himself in at the state police barracks in Gettysburg after being charged by Carroll Township Police with strangulation, among other charges, on Friday. 

Taylor Shupe

Charges stem from an incident that took place Thursday.

Police were dispatched just before 11:30 p.m. to the parking lot of a Sheetz on Route 15, where they met the woman, who told officers Shupe earlier that night had told her he was depressed. The woman said she then asked Shupe when he was going to go back to work, and he became defensive and asked why she wanted to know, according to police. 

The woman tried to turn the conversation to another subject, but Shupe became angry, stood over her and allegedly started to choke her, police said.

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Shupe released her, but then choked her twice more before she was able to leave the residence and meet police at the Sheetz.

The officers took the woman back to the residence, where they found a handgun and her wallet were missing, police said.

Shupe was charged with strangulation, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, all second-degree felonies. 

Shupe was arraigned on the charges Saturday before Judge Joel Toluba. Bail was set at $30,000, which Shupe was unable to post, and he remained in York County Prison on Tuesday.

A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Richard T. Thomas is scheduled for Feb. 17.

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