Cheyenne Man Accused of Strangling Girlfriend Twice in One Night
A wanted Cheyenne man is facing a felony charge after allegedly strangling his girlfriend twice in one evening.
According to a booking sheet, police were called to a physical domestic at about 6:33 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, after 30-year-old Stetson Allen Hensley, who dispatch advised was wanted out of Laramie County for failure to pay, reportedly assaulted his girlfriend.
Police say Hensley's girlfriend told them that Hensley strangled her twice throughout the evening, the first time in the bedroom, putting her in a chokehold from behind which she fell to the floor to get out of, and the second time in the living room, pushing her to the floor and putting his right forearm across the right side of her throat, making it hard for her to breathe.
Police say she had red marks on both sides of her neck and red finger marks on her left shoulder.
Hensley reportedly told police that nothing happened between him and his girlfriend, and he was packing to leave the relationship.
Hensley was arrested on the warrant and subsequently charged with strangulation of a household member, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
He made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 25, during which his bond was set at $2,000 cash and his preliminary hearing was scheduled for Feb. 2 at 9 a.m.