A Linton man who was living in Bloomfield with his domestic partner was arrested and is being charged with felony strangulation as well as misdemeanor domestic battery.
Aaron Lee Sperling, 26, Linton, was arrested on Monday, March 25, by Lt. Marvin Holt of the Bloomfield Police Department after Holt was dispatched to a domestic situation on North Washington Street in Bloomfield.
Sperling and a female partner had gotten into a verbal altercation and Sperling was packing his things to leave when it turned physical.
Both subjects claimed the other had battered them and Officer Holt took photos of various injuries received by both.
In a probable cause document prepared by Holt, he wrote that after interviewing both subjects, “Due to the injuries that were located on [the female] compared to Mr. Sperling, I had probable cause to believe that Mr. Sperling was the aggressor in this altercation.”
Later on the same day as the altercation, Sperling wound up in the Greene County Jail where his bond was set at $9,500 surety with ten percent cash allowed. He has since posted bond and been released.
Sperling is scheduled to appear in Greene Superior Court next Monday, April 8, for an initial hearing when he will be formally charged with domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor, and strangulation, a Level 6 felony.