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Deputies charge NC man accused of strangling woman with medical tubing

Michael Robert Whitson
Michael Robert Whitson(McDowell County Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 5, 2022 at 10:25 AM EDT
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NEBO, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - A man from Nebo accused of strangling a woman with medical tubing has been charged, according to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.

On April 14, deputies said a woman reported she had been assaulted by Michael Robert Whitson, 45, and strangled with medical tubing.

We’re told the woman sustained numerous minor injuries from the assault.

Deputies arrested Whitson on April 22 and charged him with felonious assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun.

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