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Millsboro Man Charged With Strangulation And Assault

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - A Millsboro man is behind bars after allegedly beating up a woman in front of her five small children. Georgetown Police say around 6:00 AM on Wednesday, they were called to the Classic Inn Motel for a reported domestic assault.

An investigation showed that 22-year-old Hershial Morris, and the victim were verbally fighting earlier in the evening, but later, while the victim was sleeping, Morris grabbed her around the throat and started chocking her. Police say the victim was able to get free and try to call 911, but Morris grabbed the phone and threw if across the room. According to the report, a third part party heard the commotion and called 911.

Once Police arrived, they say they heard a slap coming from inside the room, Morris later admitted that he had slapped one of the children, for not listening to him.

Morris was arrested, charged with strangulation, assault, offensive touching, 5 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and malicious interference with emergency communications.

The victim reportedly had minor injuries to her neck, face, and arms. None of the children were injured. Morris is being held at Sussex Correctional Institute on bond.

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