Man charged with strangulation

Terry Hunt

PHYLLIS, Ky. — A Pike County man faces a felony charge of strangulation, following a domestic violence call on Saturday.

Police were called to a home on Honey Fork, at Phyllis, by a woman who said she had been attacked by her ex-husband, 47-year-old Terry Hunt.

Hunt met police when they arrived and claimed that he had only pushed his ex-wife onto a bed during an argument.

However the victim told police Hunt had grabbed her by the hair and threw her onto the bed, then held a hand over her throat for about a minute, making it impossible for her to breathe. She also told police he then threw her to the floor and began stomping her abdomen.

The woman said she then grabbed some belongings and crawled out of the house, then ran to a neighbor’s for help.

Police say the woman had obvious bruising around her neck and she was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Hunt was arrested and charged with second-degree strangulation and fourth-degree assault.