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Police arrest Candido Cruz for choking incident last week

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Aug 21 2013 11:46:41 AM CDT
FREEMANSBURG, Pa. -

A man accused of assaulting a woman on a sidewalk outside his home last week is now in custody, officials said.

Candido E. Cruz choked the woman during an argument on the sidewalk outside his home in the 700 block of Ramblewood Lane in Freemansburg, Northampton Co., around 5 p.m. Aug. 13, officials said.

Cruz fled after the woman broke free and called police, officials said.

The woman had red marks around her throat in the shape of what appeared to be fingers and was being treated by an ambulance squad when police arrived, officials said.

Court papers did not say why Cruz and the woman were arguing, only that it was a domestic dispute.

Cruz, 21, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of assault, disorderly conduct and harassment and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $35,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. Aug. 30.