A 51-year-old Abilene man is accused of strangling an acquaintance and was charged with attempted second degree murder in Dickinson County District Court on Thursday.

Chadwick Chebultz was arrested on Wednesday and appeared before Magistrate Judge Keith Collett on Thursday. He is also charged with aggravated domestic battery, criminal threat and criminal restraint.

Attempted second degree murder has a minimum sentence of 4.5 years in prison.

According to the Abilene Police Department, officers responded to a residential panic alarm at a home on North Buckeye Avenue. Upon arrival, officers learned that a disturbance had occurred between a male and a female who reside at the residence.

Chebultz was taken into custody.

Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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