On January 18, 2018 at approximately 6:15 am the Fairview Township Police Department received a complaint of a domestic assault that occurred at the Scottish Inn at 300 Commerce Drive, New Cumberland. The female victim advised she was awakened by her boyfriend grabbing her face. Her boyfriend then allegedly punched her repeatedly, jerked her head around by her hair and then placed his hands around her neck choking her to the point she was not able to breathe. He then broke her cell phone and tablet. She was eventually able to get away from him and contact police.
As a result of this incident, police arrested 18 year old Brandon Strohm of New Cumberland. Strohm was charged with Strangulation, Simple Assault, Harassment and Criminal Mischief. When he was arrested, Strohm was found to be in possession of numerous items of drug paraphernalia. Charges were then also filed for the drug paraphernalia.