Prince George man sentenced in attempted strangulation of girlfriend

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: Dec. 13, 2017 | 12:45 p.m. 

Antonio Cain

PRINCE GEORGE – A Prince George County man has been sentenced to six years in prison after authorities said he attempted to strangle his girlfriend at military housing on Fort Lee.

According to officials with the United States Attorney’s Office, 34-year-old Antonio Cain received the sentence in Richmond federal court Tuesday. Court documents reveal that Cain was staying with his girlfriend in residential housing on Fort Lee on July 29 when he physically assaulted her.

During that assault, authorities said Cain “repeatedly attempted to strangle his girlfriend, choking her to the point of unconsciousness on two separate occasions.”

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Capt. Brian Bishop, Fort Lee Police Operations Officer, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas A. Garnett prosecuted the case.

At last report, Cain was being held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia.

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Photo: Northern Neck Regional Jail
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