A 39-year-old Cheyenne man is behind bars after allegedly punching a female in the stomach multiple times and strangling her after getting into an argument over a phone charger.

According to a booking sheet, police were called to an apartment in Cheyenne shortly before 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, for the report of a physical domestic.

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Police say when they arrived, Daniel Joseph Markisich was in the living room and the female was inside the bathroom adjacent to it.

Police say Markisich was shirtless and had multiple scratches on his chest, arms, and back.

Argument Over Phone Charger Leads to Cheyenne Man's Arrest

Markisich reportedly told the police that he wanted to leave the apartment, but not without his phone charger, that he and the female began arguing about the phone charger, and that he snapped and began breaking objects throughout the apartment.

Police say Markisich told them that he was never physical with the female, but she was physical with him.

Police say Markisich also told them that he had difficulty remembering what occurred between him and the female because he was angry.

Female Claims She Was Punched in the Stomach 6 Times, Strangled Until She Couldn't Breathe

Police say the female told them that the altercation started because of the phone charger, and once Markisich snapped, he punched her in the stomach approximately six times.

Markisich then reportedly told her, "I want to punch you in the face so hard."

When the female said she was going to call the police, Markisich reportedly got behind her and placed his hand on her throat, causing her to lose her breath for a second before letting go.

The female reportedly told police that when she left to call them, Markisich pushed her and her son onto the master bed.

She then reportedly got up, found her phone, and locked herself in the bathroom.

Markisich was arrested and booked into the Laramie County Detention Center for strangulation of a household member, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and interference with emergency calls, a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in prison, up to a $750 fine, or both.

UPDATE: Cheyenne Man Charged With Strangulation, Domestic Battery

Markisich made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon on charges of felony strangulation and misdemeanor domestic battery.

Because of the new charges, he was also seen on a probation revocation warrant.

His total bond was set at $5,000 cash and his preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 18 at 3:30 p.m.

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