Corrections Officer Charged with Strangling Wife During Domestic Dispute
BROOKSVILLE – A Corrections Officer in Sumter County is facing a felony domestic battery charge, after officials say he strangled his wife during a domestic dispute.
According to reports, Christopher John Gallagher and his wife were engaged in a verbal argument at their Brooksville residence, when Gallagher grabbed his wife around the throat and threw her to the bathroom floor. The victim claims that Gallagher strangled her near the point of unconsciousness and banged her head against the edge of the shower.
Sources say Gallagher avoided arrest for several hours but was eventually taken into custody without incident and booked into the Hernando County Jail.
Gallagher is charged with domestic battery and domestic battery by strangulation.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ™2013 – 2017 Real News Real Fast, Inc.