Man chokes victim, faces aggravated assault, police say

Man chokes victim, faces aggravated assault, police say
Christopher Clark was arrested this week on suspicion of aggravated assault on a family or household member after an investigation by Jonesboro police. (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A man faces a June court date after police say he choked a woman and pushed her against a wall as the woman was able to flee and call 911, Jonesboro police said.

Christopher G. Clark of Jonesboro was arrested May 15 on a bench warrant, alleging aggravated assault on a family or household member.

Officers went to the 300-block of Chestnut Street May 13 after getting a call about a domestic disturbance.

The victim, who had redness and bruising around her neck, told police that Clark had gotten upset with her texting on the phone and started choking her.

“She stated that he continued choking her, pushing her up against a wall and that she could not breathe and her airway became blocked,” Jonesboro police said in a probable cause affidavit. “She was able to break from his grasp and fled and called 911.”

Clark then left the scene before police got there.

However, police were able to contact him by telephone and was told of the charges against him.

“He denied the allegations until the officer told him of the red marks and bruising to the victim’s neck. He would not tell the officer his location and said that he would think about turning himself in and then hung up the phone,” the affidavit noted.

A $60,000 bond was set for Clark, who will be arraigned June 28 in circuit court.

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