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Cushing man returns to jail after police report attempted strangulation

By Stephen Betts | Mar 03, 2021

Cushing — A 53-year-old Cushing man remains in jail after police say he tried to strangle a man following a dispute over a flat-screen television.

The arrest came after the man was released from jail a few days earlier, after serving a sentence for aggravated assault.

Ronald S. Grover made his initial appearance March 1 in the Knox County court on a charge of aggravated assault. Bail was set at $10,000 cash. In addition, the probation department asked him to be held until a hearing is held on revoking his probation.

Grover was arrested Feb. 26 by officers with the Knox County Sheriff's Office after the Knox County Regional Communications Center received a report of a domestic violence incident.

The victim told police that Grover put his hands around the man's neck and held him against a wall. Police say they saw red marks that looked like bruising that would occur during an attempted strangulation.

The assault occurred after the victim said he was moving out of the residence and was trying to take his flat screen television. Grover objected to removal of the television, according to the affidavit.

Grover was sentenced Feb. 4 to 150 days in jail for a domestic violence aggravated assault involving a female victim in January 2020. Grover was released last week because he spent some time in jail prior to his sentencing and was given credit for those days served. Grover was still on probation for the February conviction.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Mar 03, 2021 10:58

Maybe he was in the middle of a 'Married With Children' rerun when the TV was unplugged? That could be a legal defense.

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