Preston County man charged with strangulation, allegedly threatens to kill woman

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 4:57 PM EDT
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TUNNELTON, W.Va (WDTV) - A Tunnelton man was arrested after a woman called Preston County 911 saying that he was going to kill her.

57-year-old John Joseph Greaser allegedly hit the woman multiple times and punched her in the back of the head. The woman said she locked the door and tried to call 911 when Greaser stepped outside. Greaser kicked in the door, took the phone and put his elbow in the woman’s neck until she couldn’t breathe, according to the criminal complaint

Greaser has been charged with strangulation.

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