YORK – A York man will serve 60 days in jail for a domestic assault case stemming from June.
According to court records, 24-year-old Damien Hartman was arrested June 7 at his residence after his wife called authorities, reporting she had been choked by her husband. Upset with his wife over a lost phone, Damien covered her mouth with his hand and when she began screaming, he then choked her for roughly three seconds. When she tried to escape, he grabbed her by the neck and pushed her down on the couch fore several minutes before she finally escaped to a neighbors residence where she called police. When officers arrived, Hartman’s wife had noticeable red marks around her neck. Neighbors confirmed they heard arguing and could hear his wife say, “get away from me, you choked me”. Hartman was later booked into the York County jail and charged with Strangulation, Terroristic Threats and Domestic Assault.
Damien would later plea no contest to Domestic Assault-Intentional Cause of Body Injury, a misdemeanor. The terroristic threat and strangulation charges were dismissed. Hartman was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail with credit for 27 days already served.