Man strangles ex-girlfriend, threatens her with a gun

34-year-old Phillip Pittman was charged with aggravated assault and violating a protection order after he strangled his ex-girlfriend and threatened her at gunpoint.

On November 15th, Memphis Police Officer Joyner arrived at 3184 Madewell Street in response to a domestic violence call. Upon arrival, Chawonna Jefferson advised she and her ex-boyfriend got into an argument.

Phillip Pittman (SCSO)
Phillip Pittman (SCSO)

She reported during the argument that Pittman pulled out a handgun and threatened her. She stated he also put her in a chokehold and strangled her. Further investigation revealed Pittman had active bail conditions from a prior domestic violence incident.

Phillip Pittman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and violation of a protection order. He was released on a $50,000 bond.

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