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Police: Man Choked Girlfriend with Belt, Hands

St. Louis County Police said the man also fought with officers who arrested him.

Police: Man Choked Girlfriend with Belt, Hands

A West County man faces criminal charges after police said he choked his girlfriend with his belt and with his hands, injuring her.

Gabriel Mills, 35, of Carriage Creek Court in unincorporated St. Louis County near Valley Park, was charged Sunday with second-degree domestic assault and resisting arrest.

St. Louis County Police said when officers attempted to arrest Mills, he fought with and kicked the arresting officers.

Mills is being held in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $20,000.

If you have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence, find resources through the St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) or call the Safe Connections 24-hour crisis hotline at 314-531-2003.

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