Drug dealer arrested, charged in strangulation case

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police arrested on Monday, January 13th a convicted drug dealer wanted in a strangulation case.

The officers from District 5 were on patrol near Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and Hadley St. just after 6 p.m. on Monday. That's when they located a car matching the description of a suspect wanted in a strangulation case from January 10th. The officers pulled up a picture of the suspect on their squad computer, identified him as he walked outside of a store and arrested him.

Officials say the suspect, 27-year-old Javod Petty of Milwaukee, was also carrying more than six grams of cocaine and $937 and has multiple prior convictions for drug offenses. In an interview with detectives, Petty confessed to selling crack cocaine.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney charged Petty with Felony Strangulation and Misdemeanor Battery. This is in relation to an incident on January 10th when a Milwaukee woman alleges Petty choked and assaulted her.