Man accused of using neck restraint on victim

Published 4:53 pm Wednesday, September 6, 2023

By the Frankfort State Journal

FRANKFORT — A male fled to the Frankfort Police Department early Tuesday after another man reportedly strangled him.

Michael Meagher, 48, is accused of placing the male victim in a neck restraint “intentionally impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the victim by applying pressure to the victim’s neck” during a physical altercation on Capital Avenue shortly after midnight, according to his arrest citation.

“The victim stated he lost consciousness for a few seconds due to this act but regained it and continued to fight off [Meagher] before fleeing to safety at the Frankfort Police Department,” the arrest citation states.

Meagher, whose address is unknown, is charged with first-degree strangulation, a Class C felony.

He was also served with two warrants out of Franklin County.

Meagher was transported to the Franklin County Regional Jail where he is being held on a $5,000 full-cash bond.