Argument over gambling turns violent in Midland

Argument over gambling turns violent in Midland

MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) - An argument over gambling turned violent.

Police say a man choked and slapped a woman.

They arrested 42-year-old Michael Whiteside.

The police report says the woman argued with him over his gambling habits and took away his car keys because he had been drinking.

She told officers he choked her with his arm until she almost passed out.

The report says she got away but Whiteside pushed her into walls and slapped her.

Whiteside told officers she started the fight.

Officers say they could smell alcohol on his breath and say his story was inconsistent.

Police arrested Whiteside on charges of assault by choking and public intoxication.

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