Local man arrested on assault charges

Posted: Friday, January 01, 2010

Police arrested a 20-year-old man Wednesday night on felony domestic violence assault and resisting arrest charges after allegedly attempting to strangle a 41-year-old man in a Lemon Creek apartment.

Gene Chilton was lodged in the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on Wednesday with no bail. He was arraigned Thursday and his bail was set at $10,250.

Police responded to the report of a disturbance in the 6500 block of Glacier Highway at about 8:29 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, police contacted a 41-year-old man that said a relative identified as Chilton had come to his residence and begun an argument. The man said Chilton hit him in the face several times before placing his hands around the man's neck and cutting off his airway. The man was able to dislodge Chilton's hands from around his neck after a period of time, he told police. Chilton then allegedly fled the apartment.

Police located Chilton in an adjacent residence and arrested him on three outstanding warrants. He was also arrested of domestic violence assault in the second degree, a class B felony, for the strangulation attempt.

Chilton allegedly physically resisted two officers as they attempted to place him in the back seat of a patrol vehicle and a third officer had to help secure him. Chilton was additionally charged with resisting arrest.

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