Man charged with strangulation, assault

Christopher Shanks

Richmond police arrested a man for first-degree strangulation, fourth-degree assault, second-degree fleeing/evading police, resisting arrest and third-degree criminal mischief Tuesday night after officers were called to North Third Street earlier in the day.

Officers arrived and spoke with the victim, who said Christopher Shanks, 25, North Third Street, Richmond, assaulted and strangled them during an argument, according to a citation.

The victim said Shanks pushed them onto a couch, put his hands around their throat and squeezed, the citation states. The victim couldn't breathe for one or two minutes. They also told police Shanks threatened to kill them if they told anyone and punched them in the face.

He fled before police arrived, according to the citation.

Tuesday night, officer found Shanks waking down Irvine Road toward Bluegrass Circle, the citation states. Police tried to talk to him, and he ran away. Officers caught up with him and took him to the ground.

Shanks continued to resist arrest and fight officers, the citation states. During the incident, an officer's glasses were damaged.

Police also served an emergency protective order on Shanks.

Shanks was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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