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A Marion man was arrested and charged after allegedly strangling his girlfriend during a dispute, authorities said Monday.

Deputy Bob Green of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Joshua Miguel Hernandez, 30, address listed as Lukes Loop in Marion, with assault by strangulation.

At 7:14 a.m. on Friday, April 12, deputies responded to Lukes Loop in reference to a disturbance between Hernandez and his 19-year-old girlfriend.

An investigation showed that, during a dispute between the two, Hernandez hit and strangled the victim.

Hernandez’s bond was set at $10,000.

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