At 4:30 pm on January 19, Laramie police officers were dispatched to the S 15 Street for a report of a disturbance.

After an investigation, 49-year-old Shawn Harnden, a Laramie resident, was arrested and charged with Strangulation of a Household Member.

A person is guilty of strangulation of a household member if he intentionally and knowingly or recklessly causes or attempts to cause bodily injury to a household member by impeding the normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck of the household member or blocking the nose and mouth of the household member.

This is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten years.

At this time, these charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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