Domestic Dispute Ends in Arrest of Richmond Man

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On Saturday, the Richmond Police Department were reportedly dispatched to Savanna Drive in reference to a 911 hang-up.

Police report being contacted a second time by the caller and heard a female voice screaming and crying. The dispatcher also reportedly noticed a male voice in the background.

Upon arrival, police report making contact with the complainant who disclosed she had allegedly been strangled by 39-year-old Joshua Swiney on several occasions. According to the citation, the children advised officers of the numerous arguments between their mother and Swiney. They also allegedly reported hearing their mother make “gargling” sounds every so often during an argument.

The mother of the children also advised officers of several other alleged incidents of strangulation, and provided pictures of her injuries that police say displayed redness across her neck and blood coming from her nose and mouth.

Swiney was transported to the Madison County Detention Center for a recorded interview. Swiney allegedly admitted to pushing the complainant down to the ground, but never busting her nose and denied choking her. Swiney was then lodged in the Detention Center on charges of 1st Degree Strangulation and Assault 4th Degree.