Man facing charges after assaulting woman, strangling her with hands and balloon string

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa.– A man is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted a woman and strangled her with his hands and a balloon string.

Michael Turnage, 35, is facing strangulation, harassment and simple assault charges for his role in the incident.

On April 23 around 6:00 p.m., police were dispatched to the first block of N. East Street in Carlisle for a reported domestic assault.

Upon arrival, police met with the victim who said that Turnage had pushed her against a wall and strangled her with his hands a piece of string from a balloon.

According to police, the victim had visible injuries to her neck.

Turnage was arrested and taken to Cumberland County Prison for processing.

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