Franklin man arrested after girlfriend choked

A Franklin man was arrested after police say he grabbed a girl he was dating by the neck.

Austin James Hertenstein, 18, of 937 Creekwood Lane, Franklin, was arrested on a charge of strangulation.

He was arrested after an incident last month when Hertenstein was at his girlfriend’s house. When the girl tried to make a phone call, Hertenstein grabbed her around the neck and used his arm to squeeze her neck, police said.

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