Man accused of choking girlfriend

A New Whiteland man was arrested after police said he choked his girlfriend, and he faces additional charges as police said he spit on officers and tried to kick them.

Ronald J. McClure, 31, 433 Hollybrook Drive, was arrested on charges of strangulation, battery, battery by body waste, resisting an officer and possession of marijuana.

While strangulation means the act of killing by squeezing the throat, Indiana law defines it as intentionally applying pressure to another person’s throat or obstructing their nose or mouth.

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