Monday evening, police were dispatched to the 800 block of Strickland in regards to a fight in the parking lot. When officers arrived, they were directed to a white Lincoln. Police observed a man motioning for them to meet with him.

Officer Charles Stephenson spoke with the man, who is hearing impaired, and the man told them that he and his twin brother were at the Smart Stop Store cashing their checks when he was confronted by the suspect inside the business.

The suspect alleged that the victim owed him money, which the victim denied. The victim told police that he exited the store and was going to the passenger side of his friend’s vehicle when the suspect confronted him again.

The victim stated that he backed away from the suspect toward the storefront, when the suspect grabbed him around the neck and began choking him, and continued to do so while pinning him against the wall of the business, hitting his head on the wall.

The victim said that the suspect choked him down until he was lying on the sidewalk, and then fled the scene in a black GMC truck.

The victim told police that he would like to pursue charges against the suspect.

It is unknown if the suspect took money from the victim.