Scranton Man Charged With Strangling Roommate

August 1, 2018

SCRANTON — City police charged a man with throwing a cell phone at his roommate’s face, pinning her to the ground and choking her Monday evening at their South Scranton home. After “drinking all day long,” Kyle Baker, 30, 536 Alder St., threatened to slit Breanna Bazic’s throat and said “no one in the house would ever make it to court” if she called police, according to an arrest affidavit charging him with strangulation, victim intimidation, simple assault and harassment. Bazic told police it was only when another roommate walked in that Baker stop choking her. Bazic called police shortly after 9 p.m. Baker could not post $25,000 bail and is in Lackawanna County Prison. His preliminary hearing is set for 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. — BORYS KRAWCZENIUK

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