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Police arrest Cheyenne man on Strangulation and Battery charges

(File photo; Trevor T. Trujillo, Cap City)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Officials with the Cheyenne Police Department say they have arrested a 41-year old man on allegations that he strangled and then punched another person with a closed fist.

According to paperwork filed in Laramie County Circuit Court, Joshua Nunn was arrested by police on September 29th, 2020.

Police say that officers were dispatched to a residence within the city limits to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arriving to the location, police say they made contact with an accuser who alleged that Nunn attacked them after a disagreement between them turned violent.

The alleged victim told law enforcement that Nunn pushed his forearm around their throat, causing them to choke, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed in the case. The accuser said they could not breathe during the alleged attack.

The accuser alleged Nunn then punched them in the side of the face with a closed fist.

Officers report in the affidavit that they observed injuries to both the head and neck area of the accuser.

Nunn made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on September 30th, 2020 where he was read the recommended felony charge of Strangulation of a Household Member read to him. Nunn was also read the misdemeanor charge of Battery – First Offense read to him during the same proceedings.

If convicted of the felony charge Nunn could face up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to 10k.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office.