Man sentenced for choking wife

Man sentenced for choking wife

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany man is sentenced to 20 years in prison, 15 to serve, for assaulting his wife. He is banned from Dougherty and all adjoining counties.

38 year old Michael Thomas was found guilty of aggravated assault by strangulation, battery, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespass, during a trial that ended March 18th.

Prosecutors say In March 2015 Thomas demanded money from this wife, Santamigo Thomas. When she said she had none Thomas choked her unconscious and drove away with her in her car.

She came to and escaped, running to the McDonald's on North Slappey for help.

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