A Starkville man has been arrested for aggravated assault after reportedly choking and punching a female victim.
Police arrested Christopher Harris, 26, on Thursday on suspicion of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a felon and a misdemeanor charge of discharging a weapon within the city limits. Harris was arrested on three warrants.
According to an affidavit The Dispatch obtained from Starkville Municipal Court, Harris strangled a female victim with both hands while she was parked, seated and buckled in a vehicle seat. The affidavit says he then used one hand to repeatedly punch the victim in the head while continuing to strangle her with the other.
The incident happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 22 at the Forest Creek Apartments on Louisville Street.
Harris was previously convicted and sentenced to probation for possession of more than 30 but less than 250 grams of marijuana in January 2018.
Harris is being held in the Oktibbeha County Jail on $15,000 bond.
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