Ash man accused of choking a child

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County man is in jail accused of assaulting a child over the weekend.

According to arrest warrants, Marco Valencia, 31, grabbed an 8-year-old boy by the throat with one hand and lifted him off the ground. The child allegedly had blurred vision and trouble breathing.

The alleged assault happened Saturday.

Valencia is charged with assault on a child and assault by strangulation.

He’s in jail under a $15,000 bond.


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