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THORNTON | A Thornton man has been arrested for strangling and hitting a woman and throwing her against a wall. 

Gibson Metellus, 28, was charged with misdemeanor domestic abuse assault impeding air/blood flow for an incident in the 8100 block of 100th Street in Thornton.

At about 5 a.m. June 9, Metellus allegedly assaulted a woman he knew by striking her face with his hands. 

According to court documents, he placed his hands on her throat and held her on the floor, impeding the woman’s air flow. Trial information filed by Assistant County Attorney William Hoekstra said Metellus then threw the woman against a wall and hit her in the face.

The woman, who had red marks on her neck, a bloody lip, bruising to her head and shoulder and a concussion, sought medical attention, court documents said. 

Metellus was arrested and held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond. He was released after posting bond June 12. 

A no-contact order was issued June 10. 

Metellus is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court July 3.

— Courtney Fiorini 

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