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A city man has been charged with home invasion, strangulation and assault after allegedly throttling his ex-girlfriend over texts from other women on his cell phone, according to Middletown Police.
On Aug. 12 at 11:19 p.m., police were called to a home on Chestnut Street about Eric Henry, 43, of Knox Boulevard, who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend. He was found driving a Chrysler Sebring, according to the report, on deKoven Drive and pulled into the Broad Street Books parking lot.
The victim, who was upset and crying and had red marks on her throat, said she had recently broken up with Henry and reported to officers he was harassing her by phone and text, according to police.
The report says Henry forced his way into her home, pushed her upstairs and screamed at her, put his hands around her neck and then put her in a head lock. Documents say he covered her nose and mouth so she couldn't breathe and the victim was afraid he would seriously injure or kill her.
Henry told officers after dating for four years, his ex found messages from women on his phone while he was sleeping and tonight he had a few drinks then came by to talk to his ex about their relationship, according to the report.
He told police he went in uninvited but always did so and when the victim began screaming her covered her mouth to quiet her and took her phone to see if she'd been talking to other men. He then threw the phone by the side of the road, police indicate.
He's been charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree strangulation, home invasion and first-degree unlawful restraint.