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Blakely Man Charged With Stragulation, Assault

October 1, 2018

BLAKELY — A 38-year-old Blakely man tried to strangle his girlfriend early Saturday morning during a domestic dispute, borough police charged.

William Mussari, 618 W. Lackawanna Ave., is charged with strangulation, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment, Patrolman Anthony Mercado wrote in a criminal complaint.

Rashel Shihinski told Mercado that her boyfriend, Mussari, tried to take her phone from her because a male friend text messaged her and the argument turned physical.

She had bruising on her neck, police said.

Mussari is free on $10,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Oct. 9.

— JOSEPH KOHUT

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