West Chester Man Arrested for Strangulation

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WEST CHESTER, PA — A West Chester man has been arrested and charged with Strangulation after an incident that occurred on Sunday.

Authorities state that on May 15, 2022, at approximately 3:45 PM, the West Chester Police Department received a complaint of an assault that occurred earlier in the day in the 300 block of East Marshall Street. Through an investigation, it was determined that the suspect, identified as 36-year-old David Cruz from West Chester, assaulted the victim in a parking lot. The victim sustained an injury as a result of the assault. At approximately 6:45 PM, Cruz turned himself in to West Chester Police.

Cruz has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Simple Assault
  • Strangulation
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Harassment

Cruz was transported to the Chester County Prison for arraignment. A preliminary hearing is pending at Chester County Magisterial District Court 15-1-04.

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