Man faces two felony charges after incident

A 20-year-old Brownstown man faces two felony charges after police said he choked a woman and attempted to prevent her from leaving a residence Tuesday.

Mark Alan Luckey faces preliminary Level 6 felony charges of domestic battery and strangulation after an incident at a rural Brownstown home.

Dispatchers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department were called at 8:51 p.m. Tuesday by a woman who said Luckey had grabbed her and placed his hands around her throat.

She told county officers responding to the report that she and Luckey had begun arguing when she tried to leave the residence with an infant, according to a probable cause affidavit signed by county Reserve Officer John Hinton.

Luckey grabbed her wrist in an attempt to prevent her from leaving and then grabbed her by the throat as she was placing the infant down, Hinton wrote.

She told police she could hardly breathe during the incident, but she declined being taken to the hospital by Jackson County Emergency Medical Services personnel, according to court documents.

The woman told police Luckey had left the area twice while police were en route, but he ended up coming back.

Luckey told police the two had started fighting and the woman left. He said once she left, he started punching and breaking items in the residence.

Police wrote in court documents that Luckey’s left hand and wrist were bleeding as they interviewed him.

Ambulance personnel treated Luckey’s hand with a bandage before he was arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown.

Luckey was booked into the jail at 10:06 p.m. Tuesday and was being held without bond pending his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.

A Level 6 felony is punishable by six months to two and a half years in jail upon conviction.