A Schellsburg man is in jail after he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house and attacked another man.

Anthony E. Stroz, 22, on Jan. 6 was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, strangulation, simple assault and harassment. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the charges Wednesday.

State police said Stroz allegedly broke into McKenzie Coffield’s home at 1517 Corley Road, Juniata Township, the morning of Jan. 6 and assaulted Drake E. Miller.

Coffield reported that Stroz, her ex-boyfriend, entered her home without pemission and attacked Miller, her current boyfriend, in a bedroom, according to court documents.

Stroz allegedly attacked Miller, causing swelling to his forehead, a bloody lip, a broken front tooth, red marks on his neck and multple scratches.

Miller told police that Stroz put him in a “choke hold” and that Storz threatened to kill him multiple times.

Stroz told police he went to Coffield’s home because he “felt something was off,” documents said.

Stroz told police he got into a physical altercation with Miller and struck him in the head with his knee before putting him in a “head lock.”

When asked if he threatened to kill Miller, Stroz told police he did not remember everything he said.

Stroz is being lodged in the Bedford County Correctional Facility on $50,000 straight bail.

Contact Will DeShong at wdeshong@bedfordgazette.com; 623-1151, ext. 150.

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