A Woodbury man was arrested Aug. 10 on charges of domestic assault by strangulation and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
If convicted, Ishman Lashaunn Richmond, 41, could face 15 years in prison and $30,000 for the possession charge and three years and $5,000 for the domestic assault charge. Both are felonies.
According to the criminal complaint, Woodbury police responded Aug. 10 to a call from a concerned neighbor of "yelling and screaming." After making contact with Richmond and the alleged victim, an officer escorted the victim away from the home.
The victim said she and Richmond had an argument earlier that day stemming from a text from the victim's father that read "I love you." Richmond allegedly accused the victim of having a sexual relationship with her father. The argument then escalated and Richmond allegedly choked the victim with his hands until she lost consciousness five separate times. The victim told the officer she is pregnant with Richmond's child.
After the victim told police Richmond was a felon in possession of a firearm, police executed a search warrant of Richmond's home and found a revolver and approximately 38 rounds of ammunition. The revolver was listed as stolen.
Prior to executing the search warrant, Richmond was taken into custody without incident.