Raleigh man arrested after strangling officer responding to domestic incident, docs say

Wake County News
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A man was arrested Friday evening after he assaulted two Raleigh police officers, according to warrants.

The documents say that 25-year-old Travis Javon Hales strangled a female officer and assaulted another. The warrant said he left “his hand print around her neck, and she was unable to breathe.”

Hales also scratched another officer on the face and ear, according to the warrants.

The officers were responding to a “domestic related assault” in which Hales broke into an apartment where his grandmother lives and assaulted her, warrants said.

Hales also told the female officer that, when he gets out, he’s “going to kill her because she deserves it,” the warrant read. 

Hales is charged with assault causing physical injury to a law enforcement officer, assault by strangulation. and breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure.

Hales is due in court Monday. He’s being held on a $100,000 bond.

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