Man breaks into home, attacks, strangles woman

Officers are looking to arrest a man who reportedly broke into a woman’s home yesterday, fought with her, and choked her, Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson said Thursday.

Gillette police responded to a residence on Church Avenue yesterday around 8 p.m. after a 25-year-old male called to report that his wife, 26, had been attacked in their home earlier in the day.

She told officers that, after her husband left for work on Jan. 12, a 24-year-old male allegedly forced his way into her residence, grabbed her by the throat, and pinned her against a couch, Wasson said.

The woman managed to get free and fled to the kitchen, where she reportedly armed herself with a kitchen knife and was pursued by the male, who once again grabbed her by the throat, per Wasson.

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She allegedly attempted to stab the male in self-defense, Wasson continued, but the suspect pushed her up against the kitchen sink, causing her to cut herself near her right hand.

Though the report did not specify why, the male reportedly let the woman go and left the residence.

The 24-year-old male was reportedly known to the female and officers contacted him later by phone, but he was ultimately uncooperative, and the investigation is currently ongoing.