Mercer man charged with torturing woman, strangling her in car

The incident happened June 12 at 1:30 p.m. on Route 19, at Palmer Rd. in Fairview Township. 

Timothy Alter; assault.
MERCER: Arrested June 16 - Timothy Alter, 37, charged with simple assault, strangulation, and making terroristic threats

MERCER, Pa. (WKBN) – A man from Mercer is facing several charges after police say he terrorized a woman while they both were passengers inside a car.

According to a police report, the incident happened June 12 at 1:30 p.m. on Route 19, at Palmer Rd. in Fairview Township.

Timothy Alter, 37, of Mercer, is charged with simple assault, strangulation and making terroristic threats after police say he struck a female victim several times, burned her with a cigarette and strangled her. Police say Alter also threatened to burn the woman’s house down.

Alter was arrested June 16 and is being held in the Mercer County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.

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