Strangulation Arrest, 2:23 pm, July 29, 2022, KeepSafe Storage at 415 Granite Run Dr (MT) – Floyd F. Hinkle, M/47, of Lancaster, PA was charged with the above offense following a response to a disturbance. The reporting party said there was a female yelling for someone to call the police. The officer arrived and observed Hinkle inside a storage unit continuing to argue with the victim. The victim was in a verbal argument with Hinkle and while facing away from Hinkle he wrapped his entire right arm around the front of their neck, so his right elbow was bent in front of their neck. Hinkle then used his right forearm and bicep to apply pressure to both sides of the victim’s neck. The victim stated to Hinkle “I can’t breathe” and he applied consistent pressure for approximately 15 seconds. Hinkle was then face-to-face with the victim when he placed both hands, in a c-shape, around the front of their neck and applied pressure saying “stop your bullshit”. Again, the victim said “I can’t breathe” and the pressure was consistent for approximately 5 seconds. The injuries on the victim’s neck were consistent with their statement.
A criminal complaint was filed. Hinkle was taken into custody and committed to Lancaster County Prison.
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