Sometime between 5:50 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, police were called to the 600 block of Steahlin Ave. A witness reported seeing a male throw down a female and strangle her.
According to Captain Paul Forrester, the victim was observed to have dirt stains on her clothing and red marks on her neck. She initially denied that anything had taken place. EMS was called to the scene and ended up taking her to receive medical attention. The physical evidence was consistent with her being strangled and the victim admitted to being strangled three times.
The suspect is Reginald Benoit, 33, of Salina. He was arrested for alleged counts of aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery, according to Forrester.