NC man choked woman while pair were taking a road trip, deputies say

Kyle Aaron Hollifield in a photo from the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office

MARION, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities say that a young man choked a female friend while they were driving during a road trip in North Carolina.

The incident was reported in McDowell County on Friday around 11:15 p.m., according to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say that the pair were taking a trip in the man’s vehicle, when they got into an argument and he choked her.

Kyle Aaron Hollifield, age 22, of Plywood Sales Drive in Marion is charged with felony assault by strangulation.

There is no word on the severity of injuries to the victim, who is a woman from Morganton, deputies say.

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