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Scranton Man Wanted By South Abington Twp. Police On Strangulation Charge In Custody

March 12, 2019

DUNMORE — A Scranton man accused of strangling a woman in Newton Twp. late last month is in custody after state police arrested him over the weekend. South Abington Twp. police filed charges against Jayvon Jordan, 21, last month. He is accused of assaulting a woman in a car outside of a Newton Twp. home on Feb. 19, ultimately grabbing her by the neck until she had trouble breathing, police said. State police arrested Jordan in Dunmore on Saturday on charges of providing false identification to police and several traffic violations, according to court documents. Jordan is held in Lackawanna County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday. — CLAYTON OVER