Soldotna man indicted for allegedly putting woman in chokehold

A Soldotna man was indicted last week for felony assault just weeks after pleading guilty in two separate domestic violence-related cases.

Matthew F. Scarito, 36, was indicted on March 14 for one count of second-degree assault, a class B felony; and one count of third-degree assault, a class C felony.

The indictments stem from a March 10 incident, during which Scarito allegedly put a woman in a chokehold and prevented her from breathing, according to a police affidavit filed with the court. Scarito also allegedly punched a man in the face several times following the incident, according to the affidavit.

In February, Scarito pleaded guilty to interfering with the report of domestic violence, a class A misdemeanor; violating his conditions of release, a class B misdemeanor; and fourth-degree assault, a class A misdemeanor.

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