Editor’s Note: This version has the age of Hoang Anh Ly.
EAST LACKAWANNOCK, Twp., Pa. (WKBN) – An Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge after he was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police on August 30 when troopers said that an argument turned physical.
Hoang Anh Ly, 40, pleaded guilty on September 14 to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Charges of strangulation, simple assault and harassment were dismissed.
PSP was called around 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30 to Perry Highway in East Lackawannock Township. Reports said that Ly and the woman were arguing about money as they were traveling across the country and ran out of cash.
PSP said that Ly grabbed the victim by the neck, shoved the victim against the passenger side door and choked the victim. Reports said that the victim escaped and ran into a nearby motel for help.
Troopers said that Ly fled the scene. He was taken into custody when troopers found him at a Shell gas station.
Ly will be sentenced at a later date.