Sunday, July 7, 2013
Deputies: Man threatened woman, choked her dog

MARATHON -- A homeless woman awoke early Friday to a man trying to choke her dog to death before threatening to rape and kill her, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

Albert Gardner, 49, of Marathon, was arrested on suspicion of assault, battery and animal cruelty.

The woman told deputies she was sleeping at about 1 a.m. near a produce stand...

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