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Man accused of choking victim before pushing a stick of deodorant into her mouth

Brett Allen Midile

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon following an assault that occurred earlier in the day.

Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of South Cedar Street after a reported assault.

It was discovered that Brett Allen Midile, 31, physical assaulted the female victim. According to police, he choked and threatened to kill the victim before pushing a stick of deodorant into her mouth to prevent her from screaming.

Midile, who was taken into custody around 11:01 a.m., is charged with two counts of strangulation, simple assault – domestic violence, intimidation of a witness and terroristic threats.

He was transported to Lancaster County Prison.