The Radcliff Police Department arrested a local man Wednesday and charged him with felony strangulation against a woman.

According to an arrest citation, James Crump, 26, “choked and dragged victim throughout his residence” following a verbal altercation around 8:15 Wednesday morning. The woman had visible abrasions and scratches, police say.

When the woman broke free of Crump, according to the citation, he chased her down and “grabbed her from behind throwing her to the ground then kicking her.”

Crump then reportedly grabbed the woman by the neck and she was unable to breath.

When the woman went outside, he told her, according to the arrest citation, if she touched his car “he would end up in jail and she would end up in the hospital.”

He is charged with first-degree strangulation, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, dating violence with minor injury.

Crump is being held in lieu of a $2,500 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He was expected to be arraigned on the charges Thursday in Hardin District Court.

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