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Woman claims 40-year-old paint-can-tossing man friend choked her

Joshua Eron Loy

A Fort McCoy man was jailed late Wednesday night after his gal pal claimed he threw a paint can at her and choked her.

Marion County sheriff’s deputies spoke with the victim, who said she had been in an altercation with 40-year-old Joshua Eron Loy. She said she went outside to get away from him “due to his violent history with her” and ran into a tree limb in the darkness, which left her with a black eye, a sheriff’s office report states.

The victim said she couldn’t breathe while Loy was strangling her and she blacked out. She said she didn’t know how long she was unconscious but when she regain consciousness, Loy was sitting next to her crying. She said he “thought he had killed her,” the report says.

About an hour later, the victim said, another verbal altercation took place and Loy pushed her to the ground and allegedly hit her multiple times with a wooden kitchen chair. The victim couldn’t remember how many times she was hit, but she claimed Loy “kept hitting her over and over again with the chair,” according to the report.

Deputies noted that the victim’s left eye was black with a small amount of blood in and around it. The outside and inside of both of her forearms had multiple bruises on them that appeared to be yellowish/green. And she had a small cut on her left shoulder blade.

Deputies attempted to contact Loy at his residence and by phone but couldn’t reach him. They eventually located him and he was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with domestic battery by strangulation and domestic aggravated battery using a deadly weapon. He was being held on $10,000 bond and is due in court Dec. 1 at 9 a.m., jail records show.

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