SL man charged with strangulation

Curtis Mechura, 26, of Storm Lake, was arrested Sunday night after reportedly choking his fiancé and holding a pocket knife to her throat.

Police were called to 912 Pinecrest after a report of a domestic assault at 6:44 p.m. A woman at the residence told police she had been assaulted.         

She said she was also assaulted on Dec. 7, when Mechura choked her and held a pocket knife to her throat, according to police.         

Mechura was arrested and was charged with two counts of domestic assault — strangulation and one count of going armed with intent.         

He was held without bond. The woman did not require medical attention.