Dustin Henson

Dustin Henson

A Waynesville man was arrested after allegedly choking a woman and threatening her dog.

Todd Dustin Henson, 35, was booked into the Haywood County Detention Center Aug. 17 after allegedly putting the woman in a chokehold on Aug. 16. According to court documents, Henson left “red and purplish marks around the neck” by “placing his arm around the victim’s neck and squeezing.”

In addition, the documents allege that Henson threatened to “gut her pet dog.” Also, at his time of arrest, it is alleged that a glass pipe and a syringe were found.

Following that arrest, Henson was charged with felony assault by strangulation, first-degree trespassing, injury to real property, communicating threats, misdemeanor cruelty to animals and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Henson is being held on $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 27.

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