Man chokes woman he met online and got
year-old man charged with strangling woman he met online | Fox17
During the investigation, detectives learned that both Turner and the victim, Mary Bartholomew, had been reported missing in Cortland, New York since Aug. Authorities said the pair met online and the victim started a relationship with Turner. At one point, he forced the victim to leave New York and threatened to kill her if she did not cooperate. As the pair crossed the country, her vehicle was located in the Big Bear area of California.
Turner reportedly isolated the victim from her family and she nad not make a phone call to her relatives. Womab briefly spoke to FOX5 at jail on Monday. Turned then immediately hung up onlime phone and disconnected jailhouse communications. The eh told authorities that Turner sexually assaulted her during the approximately two weeks they spent in Beatty.
Detectives said they collected evidence in connection with the allegations in the case after serving a search warrant of the hotel room they stayed at. The victim was treated at a Las Vegas hospital. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Nye County Sheriff's Office by phone at or by email. While police were speaking to Stringfellow, Huger returned to the scene and remained in his truck, the arrest affidavit states. When police talked to him, he had a different version of events.
According to Huger, Stringfellow became irate when she confronted him about his infidelity. During the confrontation, Huger said, Stringfellow got out of the passenger seat, went behind his seat, wrapped her arm around his neck, and began choking him. Huger said he was unable to breathe, so he moved his mouth up and down on her wrist, using his teeth in an attempt to break her hold.
Once he freed himself, Huger said, he threw one of her shoes outside the truck in an attempt to get her to exit the vehicle. Huger told police his ploy worked; Stringfellow left to truck to retrieve her shoe, and Huger drove off out of fear for his safety. Police say there were no witnesses in the area that could provide information on what happened. Based on the information received at the scene, police took Stringfellow into custody, the arrest affidavit states. When told she had been accused of strangling Huger, Stringfellow allegedly said to police that she was trying to hug Huger to calm him down, the affidavit says.
She said Huger bit her wrist while she was hugging him, police say.