The following criminal complaint has been filed I n the Tucker County Magistrate office:
Eric Scott Pennington, Parsons, has been charged with one felony count of Strangulation: Suffocation: Asphyxiation. According to the complaint on Sunday, March 21, at approximately 3:38 p.m., Deputy C.A. Martin responded to a Domestic in progress at 115 Outlook Drive in Parsons. Upon speaking to the victim, Alicia Pitzer, he was told in a recorded interview that she was allegedly strangled multiple times by the defendant over the course of the previous week. She advised that she thought she was going to die from breathlessness multiple times. She stated she was in constant fear of receiving an immediate and violent physical injury. She said that the defendant allegedly attempted to smother her to death with a pillow. There were faint marks on the sides of her neck where the defendant had allegedly grasped her neck while strangling her. The defendant and the victim live together, are engaged and are sexually active with each other. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.