Fayetteville Man Accused of Choking Pregnant Girlfriend

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A Fayetteville man was arrested and released on bond after police say he choked his pregnant girlfriend.

Dakota Levi Rust, 20, was arrested Saturday in connection with felony third degree domestic battery.

Police said Rust and his girlfriend were having a dispute when Rust pushed her down onto the floor. He then got on top of her, put his hands around her throat and started choking her, according to a police report.

The woman was able to free herself and call the police. Officers took photographs of the bruises on the woman’s neck, police said.

Rust was released from the Washington County Detention Center the same day on $5,000 bond.