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Trial starts over alleged assault

Huey L. Stancil, 29, is standing trial on a charge of domestic violence, a third-degree felony.

Katie Chwalik testified Stancil had been living with her at 1548 S. SR 53, Lot 22, for about six months at the time of the alleged assault.

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Deputy Troy Callahan of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office testifies during a trial in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Monday afternoon.

She said she and Stancil, who was her boyfriend, had gotten into an argument May 2, and he accused her of cheating on him.

"We fought over my cellphone," she said.

Chwalik accused Stancil of grabbing her by her arm, putting her in a choke hold, grabbing her phone and tackling her to the ground.

"He locked the front door," she said.

During cross examination, Mark Klepatz, Stancil's attorney, questioned Chwalik about wanting to have the case dropped.

"I wanted everything done and over so I didn't have to relive it anymore," she said.

Deputy Troy Callahan of Seneca County Sheriff's Office testified about responding to the scene the day of the alleged incident. Chwalik had said Stancil had attacked her in the bedroom, grabbed her around the neck and threw her on the bed, he testified.

"(The marks) appeared fresh. She was upset and distraught," he said.

The trial is to resume at 8:45 a.m. today.

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