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Bloomington man strangled woman, prosecutors say

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BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington man remains jailed on a domestic battery charge.

Kent D. Johnson, 34, is accused of grabbing a female household member by the neck during an argument Wednesday and proceeded to strangle her. He also is accused of placing the woman in a chokehold.

Kent D. Johnson

Kent D. Johnson, 34, of Bloomington, is charged with aggravated domestic battery.

A prosecutor said the woman escaped the chokehold and ran to a neighbor’s residence. The neighbor observed Johnson slam the victim against a wall and strangle her, prosecutors said.

Police observed red marks and an abrasion to the woman’s neck, prosecutors said.

Johnson is charged with one count of Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery-strangulation.

He remains jailed in lieu of posting $10,035 and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim, her address and the witness.

An arraignment is scheduled for April 8.

Contact Kade Heather at 309-820-3256. Follow him on Twitter: @kadeheather


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