Man accused of strangling his sister in McDowell Co.

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A man in western North Carolina is under arrest after deputies say he strangled his sister.

Jeremy Howard Huffman, 30, is charged with assault inflicting serious injury and assault by strangulation by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say Huffman and his sister, 28, live next door to each other in Marion. We’re told there was an altercation between the two on May 9.

He’s accused of assaulting his sister, breaking her tooth and strangling her to the point she lost consciousness.

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