Springfield man allegedly choked woman on Christmas morning

A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly choked a woman he knows on Christmas morning.

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Shane A. Crawford, 31, has been charged with assault, domestic violence, theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He’s expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today.

Clark County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 100 block of Brent Drive East at about 10:30 a.m. Monday about a man who had just left in a family member’s truck that had a flat tire.

The incident began on Sunday night when the woman wouldn’t allow Crawford to drive the truck. He then allegedly went outside and slashed one of the tires with a kitchen knife.

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The next morning, Crawford again tried to take the truck, but the woman told him if he took it, she would call police. Crawford then allegedly grabbed the woman by the throat, began squeezing and said: “I will kill you and squeeze the last breath out of you.”

Deputies found the truck behind the apartment complex, but Crawford couldn’t be located. A person nearby told deputies they had given Crawford a ride to another home on Hillside Avenue. Deputies there discovered Crawford had taken another vehicle at that location.

At about 12:45 p.m., Crawford went back to the home on Brent Drive where he was arrested by deputies. He remains in the Clark County Jail.


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