New Hope man arrested for allegedly strangling woman


Stephen Nerio Flores

Stephen Nerio Flores



Dispatch Staff Report



A New Hope man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly strangling a woman.


Stephen Nerio Flores, 37, of Old Yorkville Road, has been charged with domestic violence-aggravated assault. Deputies with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office responded to Flores' residence Saturday after receiving a call about domestic violence, according to an LCSO press release. There a 39-year-old woman reported Flores had assaulted and strangled her.


The victim was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle to have her injuries treated, the press release said.



In Mississippi, strangulation in a domestic violence case is an automatic felony.


Flores is in Lowndes County Adult Detention Center on $10,000.





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