City man charged with strangulation

A Warren man faces assault and strangulation charges following an alleged Thursday night domestic incident.

Charles K. Hamm, 55, of Warren, is charged with aggravated assault, strangulation, simple assault, and harassment.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Hamm was involved in a physical altercation with a woman at about 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said they found the alleged victim locked in a camper at the property.

According to the affidavit, she told police Hamm grabbed her by the throat and applied pressure, causing a restriction of her ability to breathe.

She told police she “was asking for her life back and she thought her life was over,” according to the affidavit.

Police said Hamm waived his Miranda rights and admitted to “placing his hands around her neck while he held her down on the couch.”

Hamm was arraigned before District Justice Raymond Zydonik and taken to Warren County jail after failing to post $50,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 21.


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