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Police Arrest Harrington Man for Attempted Strangulation

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Jose R. Morales of Harrington Jose R. Morales of Harrington

HARRINGTON, Del.- Harrington police have arrested a Harrington man after they say he assaulted his girlfriend.

Police say they responded to Clarks Corner Apartments for a report of a domestic dispute in progress. According to police, when officers arrived they contacted 29-year-old Jose R. Morales, who was standing outside the apartment police were called to. Officers say they then contacted the 31-year-old victim and police noticed facial injuries. Police say they took Morales into custody without incident.

Officers say that during their investigation, they determined that Morales came to the residence and got into an argument with victim. During the argument, police say Morales punched the victim several times in the face and attempted to strangle the victim to the point where the victim could not breathe.

According to police, a 5-year-old and 12-year-old were in the residence at the time of the assault.

Police say the suspect was transported to the Harrington Police Department for processing. He was charged with Strangulation, Reckless Endangering First Degree, Assault Third Degree, Offensive Touching and two counts of endangering the Welfare of a Child.

According to the police, Morales was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and he was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $20,000 cash only bond.

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