Moundsville Man Allegedly Chokes Wife During Argument

A Moundsville man faces serious charges after allegedly choking his wife during a fight at their residence.

At about 2:15 p.m. Friday, Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call from a woman saying she was hiding in a nearby barn after her husband allegedly started choking her during an argument. At the scene, police made contact with two men in the house, one of whom identified himself as Timothy Geho, 55, of Moundsville. When speaking with police, Geho allegedly said he had choked his wife, which led police to read him his rights.

Police said Geho told them he lost his temper when his wife would not clean the residence, leading to him throwing things around the kitchen, smashing a cabinet full of dishes and other glass items. He told police his wife invited him outside to fight.

The alleged victim told a different story, saying she had left after Geho started destroying the kitchen, where he followed her to the porch and put her in a choke hold. In response, she said she grabbed the nearest thing at hand — a glass jar — and hit him in the head with it, before taking the car out to a nearby barn to check on the animals, where Geho followed her. Once there, she said Geho took the keys from the ignition and ordered her back to the house to clean and cook dinner, or else he would kill her, the report stated.

The other man present was called by the alleged victim to try and keep the peace.

Geho was charged with strangulation, a felony, and domestic battery and unlawful restraint, misdemeanors. He remains lodged at the Northern Regional Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

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