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Police: Suspect Turns Himself In for Choking Female Victim

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DOVER, Del. – Dover police say a man wanted for allegedly choking a female victim has surrendered.

Police said Dajaniel Smith, 22, of Camden, turned himself in Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

Officers said that shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, they responded to 200 block of North New Street after receiving a frantic 911 call from the victim.

Investigators said that according to the victim, she and Smith were arguing when he started to choke her, all in front of her two kids. The victim said she lost consciousness.

Police said once the victim regained consciousness, she tried to call police but Smith broke her phone and fled prior to officers' arrival.

Smith faces strangulation, endangering the welfare of a child, and malicious interference with emergency communications charges.


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