Lincoln man charged with felony assault

Justin Ohl

LINCOLN — A Lincoln man was arrested Sunday for allegedly striking and choking a female victim Friday night.

The Delaware State Police have charged Justin R. Ohl, 30, with multiple felonies resulting from a domestic related assault.

The incident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. at a residence on Clendaniel Pond Road, in Lincoln.

Police said Ohl returned to the residence at which time he became engaged in a verbal altercation with the female victim. The altercation turned physical when Ohl proceeded to strike the victim multiple times in addition to grabbing her throat which restricted her breathing. Ohl also threatened her with a baseball bat and took possession of her car keys when she attempted to leave the residence. The victim was ultimately able to flee the residence.

Ohl was taken in to custody Sunday at his residence without incident and then transported to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following: assault 2nd degree, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, strangulation, aggravated menacing, unlawful imprisonment and terroristic threatening.

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 before being committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $25,000 secured bail.

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