Kingston man indicted on charges he strangled a woman at Hampton motel
BRENTWOOD — A man accused of strangling a woman at a Hampton hotel has been indicted on a felony count of second-degree assault.
The Union-Leader reported Joshua Harvey, 33, of Kingston, was arrested by Hampton police March 4 at the Stone Gable Inn where he was "engaged in the strangulation" of a woman he was intimately involved with. Officers determined through statements and visible injuries that Harvey did “knowingly engage in the strangulation of the victim by applying pressure to the victim’s throat resulting in impeded breathing,” police said in a released statement. Prosecutors said the woman experienced “impeded breathing” while Harvey allegedly attacked her.
Harvey, who remains held at the Rockingham County jail, faces up to 3½ to 7 years in state prison if he is convicted by a jury. He is scheduled to be arraigned later this month in Rockingham County Superior Court.