KULPMONT — A 27-year-old Kulpmont man has been charged by borough police with strangling his live-in girlfriend and fleeing the scene with their 10-month-old child in a vehicle without a car seat early Thursday morning.

Michael David Benjamin Jr., of 1146 Poplar St., was arraigned Thursday by Magisterial District Judge William Cole, of Mount Carmel, on a felony of strangulation, misdemeanors of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, and a summary of harassment.

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