E’town woman arrested for assault of girlfriend

An Elizabethtown woman was arrested early Tuesday morn­ing after her friend told police she had been assaulted inside a residence.

Alysia Butler, 37, is charged with first-degree strangulation — a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

According to an arrest citation, Butler and the woman had been drinking and began to argue. When Butler’s girlfriend attempted to leave the residence, Butler reportedly pushed the woman into a bathroom.

When the woman managed to leave the bathroom, she went into a bedroom and Butler got her on the bed “and placed her forearms in a X and with the forearm and wrist” and attempted to strangle her, according to the arrest report.

The woman complained of difficulty breathing, hoarseness and dizziness during the alleged assault. According to the arrest citation, the woman said she had broken Butler’s computer and that had angered her.

After Butler left the res­id­ence, she called the Eliza­bethtown Police Department to inform officers she was in a parking lot behind the residence. She told police that she couldn’t remember what had happened.

Butler is being held in lieu of a $10,000 unsecured bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear Oct. 30 in Hardin District Court.

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