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Man arrested for strangling woman while she held their 7-month-old daughter

A Bloomington man, 27-year-old Randy E Hornaday II, was arrested on the morning of June 15 for domestic battery and strangulation .

Bloomington Police Department Lt. Ryan Pedigo said police were called after a report of what sounded like a physical domestic disturbance.

Police located the victim, a 22-year-old woman, walking with their seven-month-old daughter. The victim told Bloomington Police she was strangled twice by Hornaday.

The first time was after she had woken Hornaday up and asked him to go buy formula for their daughter. She told police Hornaday became angry, started yelling, threw a water bottle and then pushed her against a wall, before strangling her.

She told police the second incident occurred at the bottom of the stairs of the residence, near the living room. The victim said Hornaday strangled her with his hands while she held their daughter.

Pedigo said there was a 15-year-old witness on the living room couch. According to police, the witness said he saw Hornaday grab the victim by her hair and pull her to the floor. He also told police he saw Hornaday put his hands around the victim's neck and choke her.

Pedigo said the Department of Child Services has been notified.

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