Pennsylvania Republican Arrested For Strangling Daughter: Report
A Republican candidate running for county office in Pennsylvania was arrested late last week on allegations she assaulted her daughter, local CBS affiliate WTAJ reports.
According to the station, Andrea Lynn Speck was arrested and charged with one felony count of strangulation, misdemeanor simple assault, and a summary offense of harassment.
Speck, a self-professed Trump supporter, is reportedly being held on $25,000 bail. Just last month, Speck affirmed her support for the former President in a Facebook post.
Authorities were notified just before 10 p.m. Friday that a dispute between Speck and her 18-year-old daughter turned physical, WTAJ reported, citing the criminal complaint.
The girl told Pennsylvania State Police that upon returning home from work, her mother began arguing with her and followed her downstairs to her bedroom, striking her from behind and pulling her hair, the police affidavit said.
After being pushed against walls, the daughter called friends who arrived at Speck’s Shirleysburg home to help her.
The daughter said Speck followed her as she tried to leave the home, putting her arm around her throat that prevented her from breathing for 10 to 15 seconds, according to the report.
“Troopers noted in the complaint that they spoke with both friends who helped the daughter to get away. They claimed they witnessed Speck dragging her daughter across the front porch before she was able to slip out of the shirt she was wearing and run to the vehicle both were waiting in. They then drove to a gas station where troopers were alerted they could find them there,” the report states.
The complaint alleges. redness around the daughter’s neck, shows injuries consistent with the daughter’s claim that Speck grabbed the back of her neck.
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