Watertown Man Enters Plea In Strangulation Case

Watertown Man Enters Plea In Strangulation Case

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A 20 year old Watertown man, who was accused of assaulting a woman, has taken a plea deal.

Miguel Harvey II appeared Tuesday in Jefferson County Court, where he pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted strangulation, second-degree criminal contempt and resisting arrest.

He's expected to receive probation when he's sentenced April 23.

Harvey was accused of grabbing a woman by the throat, causing her lose consciousness, during an incident on July 14 in Watertown.

He allegedly restrained her, struck her with a belt repeatedly, broke her nose, damaged her home, stole property and prevented her from calling for help.

Harvey was accused of struggling with police during his arrest and giving them a false identification.

He was arrested August 1 and a grand jury later indicted him on the following counts:

- second-degree strangulation
- fourth-degree grand larceny
- criminal obstruction of breathing
- two counts of third-degree assault
- three counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief
- second-degree unlawful imprisonment
- resisting arrest
- second-degree criminal impersonation

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