Radcliff man charged with assault, strangulation

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A Radcliff man was arrested late Monday afternoon and charged with assault after police say he attacked a woman and her son.

Julio F. Martinez, 33, is charged with three felonies related to a reported assault earlier Monday, including first-degree strangulation – a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

According to an arrest warrant, Martinez slapped the woman on both sides of her face “causing ringing in both ears.” He also reportedly grabbed the woman by the neck, causing her to hit the back of her head on a stove vent, resulting in a knot on her head.

Martinez also grabbed the woman’s cellphone to prevent her from contacting police, the warrant said.

According to the warrant, he also struck a juvenile male “8-10 times with a belt” on the head and neck area and also reportedly struck the child in the face multiple times with his hand and a fist.

Martinez also is charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment and intimidating a participant in the legal process – Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. He’s also charged with two counts of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening.

Martinez is being held on a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear May 7 in Hardin District Court.

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