Guilty plea entered in strangulation case

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man arrested earlier this year on several charges following a domestic violence incident recently pleaded guilty to attempted assault by strangulation.

Dustin Matthew Lanaville, 21, will be sentenced on Aug. 9 on the above five-year felony, as well as domestic violence, a 93-day misdemeanor.

Lanaville attempted to strangulate a female victim and restrain her from calling police during a domestic dispute on Jan. 18, 2017; the woman later called police from a neighbor’s phone and sought treatment for minor injuries, said Escanaba Public Safety.

Lanaville fled from the home prior to the arrival of officers and was later arrested and charged with the following: unlawful imprisonment, a 15-year felony; assault by strangulation, a 10-year felony; third-degree child abuse, a two-year felony; interfering with a telephone, a two-year felony; and domestic violence, a 93-day misdemeanor.

Lanaville remains lodged in jail in lieu of a $150,000 cash or surety bond. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim or children less than 13 years old.

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