Hart man faces strangulation charge.

September 1, 2021


Hart man faces strangulation charge.

HART — A 42-year-old Hart man was arrested by Hart police last week for a felony of assault by strangulation.

Paul Michael Irey, of 608 Woodlawn Court, was arrested after police were dispatched to the scene Wednesday, Aug. 25, shortly before 10 p.m., said Hart Police Chief Juan Salazar.

Irey was lodged in the Oceana County Jail on a $7,500/10 percent bond, which was posted.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

Irey’s next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 7.

The victim declined medical treatment at the scene, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

The Hart Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Michigan State Police.

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