RANSHAW — A Shamokin man has been charged with choking and punching his girlfriend 10 times in the head, causing her to pass out Wednesday morning at the victim’s residence.

Frederick Andrew Scott, 43, of 676 Bear Valley Ave., was arraigned at 10:30 a.m. by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III on a felony of strangulation, a misdemeanor of simple assault and a summary of harassment. He was committed to Northumberland County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

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