Arkansas man allegedly attempts to strangle youth

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Cullen Police have arrested a Magnolia, Ark. man for attempting to strangle a 13-year-old girl.

Jessie Terrell Radford, 39, of the 1300 block of Mallard St., is charged with domestic abuse by strangulation.

According to police reports, the victim’s mother signed an affidavit stating Radford struck and strangled her daughter after accusing the youth of stealing money from his mother’s CashApp account on her cell phone.

When Radford attempted to remove the phone from the teen, she refused to give it to him, and he allegedly struck and strangled her around the neck.

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