Man Arrested for Attempted Strangulation


1  Updated at 8:17 am, August 26th, 2014 By: Managing Editor
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(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man was arrested Saturday night following a domestic disturbance.  Police say 45-year-old Michael Sparks was charged with felony attempted strangulation and domestic battery.
Officers responded to the scene on the 200-block of Third Street at around 10:30 p.m. Sparks is accused of punching a 37-year-old woman and attempting to choke her during a confrontation.
He was later booked into the Bonneville County Jail. The incident remains under investigation.

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  • Anonymous

    First of all, Mike never attempted to strangle her. Yes, he did strike her once in the face but only in self defense. If you look at the picture of his face posted on the Idaho State journal you’ll see scratch marks on his face. They’re also on his neck, chest and back. I know this woman personally and frankly she is the worst alcoholic I have ever had the misfortune to meet. She get’s blabbering intoxicated and then attempts to start a fight with the nearest person she can stumble towards. This is a woman who showed up to her oldest sons school (who by the way is no longer in her custody) drunk off her *** to beat her son. Oh, and the police forgot to mention that they left Mike lying on the porch passed out DUE TO LOSS OF BLOOD for over ten minutes without bothering to call an ambulance because he slit his wrist. Yes, Mike needs help, he is an alcoholic and does have a history of domestic violence. However, in this incident, strangulation is a blatant lie on her part.