HELENA-A Helena man is charged with strangulation of his wife.

Thomas Robert McDermott was arrested Thursday night following an incident on the 3000 block of Wylie Drive.

Charging documents say the 45-year-old McDermott got into an argument with his wife and allegedly strangled her in front of two young children.

McDermott told law enforcement officers he had his hand on the victim’s throat for one to two seconds.

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Bond in the case has been set at $10,000.00.

If convicted, McDermott faces a maximum of five years in the state prison.