East Bernstadt man arrested for attempted strangulation

The Laurel County Sheriff's Department arrested Jacob Tyler Johnson (30) of East Bernstadt. Johnson allegedly strangled a female in a home on Victory Road Monday night.

When police arrived after a call about a disturbance complaint, they discovered a female with visible marks on her neck and throat. The victim told police that Johnson had attempted to strangle her and threw her to the ground.

Johnson has been charged with strangulation – first degree and assault – fourth degree. He's being housed at the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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